Sen. Gerlach Elected to Chair New PA Interscholastic Athletics Oversight Council

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Senate Republican Communications

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- State Senator Jim Gerlach
 (R-Chester) was elected to serve as chairman of the newly created Pennsylvania
 Interscholastic Athletics Oversight Council during the group's first meeting
 today in Harrisburg.
     Gerlach was unanimously chosen to lead the 17-member council, which will
 be charged with conducting a thorough review of the Pennsylvania
 Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and ensuring that the PIAA
 implements 13 specific reform measures designed to guarantee fairness and
 accountability.
     "My goal is to make sure that this is a thorough, open process with no
 prejudged outcomes," Gerlach said.  "As someone who participated in
 interscholastic sports and now has two kids involved in school sports, I want
 to put the focus where it belongs -- on the interests of students and
 schools."
     The Council was created pursuant to Act 91 of 2000 -- the Pennsylvania
 Interscholastic Athletics Accountability Act.  It is charged with setting
 policy for interscholastic athletics and conducting a two-year oversight
 review of the PIAA.
     Council members include principals, athletic directors, legislators,
 schools board members, parents, coaches and officials.
     Other Executive Officers elected at the meeting include: Vice Chairman
 David Eavenson, Carlisle Area School District Athletic Director; Subcommittee
 Chairman David Shipula, Hanover Area School District School Board; and
 Administrative Chairman Dr. Betsy Adams, Conrad Weiser High School.
     "I appreciate the confidence that the council members have put in me --
 since they have a great deal of knowledge and experience in the day-to-day
 work involved in interscholastic sports," he added.  "Working together, we
 want to make sure that we end up with the best system for interscholastic
 sports in the country."
 
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Senate Republican Communications
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- State Senator Jim Gerlach
 (R-Chester) was elected to serve as chairman of the newly created Pennsylvania
 Interscholastic Athletics Oversight Council during the group's first meeting
 today in Harrisburg.
     Gerlach was unanimously chosen to lead the 17-member council, which will
 be charged with conducting a thorough review of the Pennsylvania
 Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and ensuring that the PIAA
 implements 13 specific reform measures designed to guarantee fairness and
 accountability.
     "My goal is to make sure that this is a thorough, open process with no
 prejudged outcomes," Gerlach said.  "As someone who participated in
 interscholastic sports and now has two kids involved in school sports, I want
 to put the focus where it belongs -- on the interests of students and
 schools."
     The Council was created pursuant to Act 91 of 2000 -- the Pennsylvania
 Interscholastic Athletics Accountability Act.  It is charged with setting
 policy for interscholastic athletics and conducting a two-year oversight
 review of the PIAA.
     Council members include principals, athletic directors, legislators,
 schools board members, parents, coaches and officials.
     Other Executive Officers elected at the meeting include: Vice Chairman
 David Eavenson, Carlisle Area School District Athletic Director; Subcommittee
 Chairman David Shipula, Hanover Area School District School Board; and
 Administrative Chairman Dr. Betsy Adams, Conrad Weiser High School.
     "I appreciate the confidence that the council members have put in me --
 since they have a great deal of knowledge and experience in the day-to-day
 work involved in interscholastic sports," he added.  "Working together, we
 want to make sure that we end up with the best system for interscholastic
 sports in the country."
 
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