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IHSA Response to HR 895

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Following is the IHSA response to House Resolution 895, introduced last week.

We have no idea what concerns the Representative might have, because she has not contacted the Association regarding this resolution.  However, we do know that over the course of the last decade the Association has expanded its sport and activity programs, giving over 300,000 high school students a year an opportunity to represent their schools in interscholastic competition. The Association has also worked with schools and other organizations -- including the Illinois General Assembly -- to make interscholastic programs safer, eliminated membership dues and participation fees, balanced its budget, funded its pension, shared millions of dollars of revenue with its members, and created great partnerships with communities such as Peoria and East Peoria, generating millions of tourism dollars all around Illinois.

We fail to see how such conduct warrants any type of intervention or investigation.

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