WHEREAS there is a large emphasis on increasing physical activity in children and youth, and
WHEREAS refereeing clinics for various sports are traditionally held in city centers, and
WHEREAS rural schools have to draw referees from urban areas, and
WHEREAS school budgets should cover mileage for referees as well as an allowance or honorarium, and
WHEREAS providing more trained referees will allow for more games which in-turn allows increased student participation, and
WHEREAS games occurring simultaneously will provide more physical activity for more students in their communities;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that PEIHSF make a recommendation to the PEI School Athletic Association requesting equal access to referee training by holding clinics in each family of schools, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that PEIHSF to make a recommendation to the PEI School Athletic Association to utilize locally officially trained referees in both urban and rural regions.