WIAA Looks To Keep Disputes Out Of The Courtroom

Wisconsin’s high school sports governing body is trying to keep disputes on the field – and out of the courtroom.

The WIAA is considering rule changes this week that add penalties for anyone who tries to get a judge or a court to overrule WIAA officials.

Executive Director Stephanie Hauser says the trend of going to court to change sports officials’ decisions is a bad one. This is after Saint Thomas More High School in Milwaukee sued to reverse a team suspension and stay in the boys’ state basketball tournament.

Hauser says it’s hard enough to get people to manage and officiate high school sports – without the threat of lawsuits.