Texas cheerleader madness
This is one of those "only in Texas" stories. Maybe an outsider might read this and go, what the heck is this doing on the front page of a metropolitan daily? But if you're from Texas, you don't have to ask, you know. And if you are an "outsider" and look at this article and think it sounds like one big honkin' mess, believe me, that's because it's one big honkin' mess. (Honestly! Adding "four incoming seniors" who "hadn't qualified at the tryout"? That is a recipe for disaster.) There's no happy solution here. And you know cheerleader camp is not going to be much fun this year . . .
Parent furor simmers over cheerleader selection
[Annoying free registration req'd. yet again]
Carroll ISD: Trustees to meet [Monday night] on dispute over its ruling on squad
09:33 PM CST on Sunday, March 19, 2006
By LAURIE FOX / The Dallas Morning News
SOUTHLAKE – For the second time in two weeks, Carroll school board members will tackle the increasingly thorny issue of how the high school varsity cheerleading squad should be formed.
Monday night, trustees will consider a grievance that arose from their March 6 decision to cut the squad by more than half and order new tryouts.
This time, parents are saying that the December tryout process for the Carroll Senior High School squad was flawed. They contend the process involved questionable decisions by several district employees.
Amid charges of unfair judging and favoritism, the issue continues to plague the district and distract the community as students and staff return today from spring break.
. . . Most local school districts say they've never had such complaints reach the school board level. Plano, in fact, does not allow tryout complaints to proceed past the campus level.
Hey, I think Belarus could spare some of those international election monitors, we have a situation developing here . . .