WIAA: Should Schools Be in the Athletic Business?

Rob Hernandez:

“Are we making the assumption that all districts want to have (sports)?” Dyer asked. “How widely is that (view) shared. Maybe they don’t want them. Maybe they’re becoming too much of an albatross financially. That’s a question that has to be asked.”
Afterward, Dyer predicted the question will be asked more frequently unless the WIAA and other agencies “get behind” interscholastic athletics and defend their existence.

The Madison School District’s sports budget increased from 1.4M in 2005/2006 to 1.8M in 2006/2007 – a topic discussed during recent school board budget deliberations.