The field already is level
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
For all the people in Leechburg supporting the move to the Heritage Conference and spouting “We are leveling the playing field,” look no further than the WPIAL to see the playing field is already level.
Every two years, the WPIAL meets to set scheduling for the upcoming two years. It looks at male enrollment and female enrollment of all schools. It then looks at the numbers and creates the four classes of competition based solely on those numbers.
The Heritage Conference has no need to look at numbers. It has nine teams (10 if Leechburg gets approved by the PIAA) and enrollment means nothing. So, please, all of you who decided to vote for the Heritage Conference based solely on “leveling the playing field,” understand you are not doing that.
Rethink this and step back and look at whom you are hearing from on your choice. Revote this decision. If you cannot step back and hear the people who have been speaking, then you do not deserve my vote again. You are not representing me.
The level playing field is right in front of you. Do not accept mediocrity. Expect more, want more, be more than “level.”
I am the father of three girls who are proud to be Leechburg students and WPIAL athletes.
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