If you haven’t heard already the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association overwhelmingly ruled in favor of limiting booster clubs. Read more about the details of
Monday’s representative assembly meeting here .
The story was a follow on a more in-depth look at how affluent communities are using money to win state championship that I wrote for Sunday’s paper.
Now that the WIAA has essentially tossed the issue back to local school boards to decide if booster clubs should be allowed to augment coaches’ salaries, I want to know what you think.
Do you believe coaches paid money by booster clubs like Bellevue High football coach Butch Goncharoff’s $60,000 stipend tilt the playing field? Do affluent communities with greater access to club sports have an advantage? Should the WIAA take more of a proactive role in controlling booster clubs, or is this more of a local school board issue?