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Equal Access to School Athletic Association Referreeing Clinics

Resolution Number: 2010-06
Submitted by: Merritt E. Callaghan Home and School Association

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.

Status: Passed
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Destination:Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
English Language School Board
French Language School Board

Education and Early Childhood Development: I have asked our staff to meet with you regarding your Resolution 6/10 to discuss how we might best respond. Richard MacKinnon our School Sport Coordinator may have already been in contact.  It is a very complex, multi-faceted issue that needs significant clarification.  We will be very interested to hear the recommendationis from your discussion.

Eastern School District:  This resolution would be more appropriately addressed by the PEI School Athletic Association.

Western School Board:  Although the resolution is asking PEIHSF to make recommendations to PEISAA and not seeking Board action driectly, we would support this resolution and believe that clinics should be scheduled in all parts of the Island so as to train "local" oficials and thus help to reduce the significant travel costs for obtaining officials.  We will advise our PEISAA representatives of this resolution and our support.