03 Jun: Sweeney Measure For SCI Investigation Into High School Sports Association Advances

TRENTON — The Senate Education Committee today released legislation Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney sponsored to direct the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) to open in inquiry into the practices of the state’s largest high school sports association.

The New Jersey State interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has come under fire in recent years for exorbitant post-season tournament ticket pricing policies, staff salaries and school membership fees. The organization recently threatened to cancel several sports championships to counter decreasing revenues, rather than make internal cuts.