Declining participation has led some high schools to cancel their football seasons. While the cancellations happened from California to New Jersey, data shows that about half the schools that called off their season this year were in rural areas, where the loss of football doesn’t just affect players and families, but ripples throughout the whole community.
Gov. Larry Hogan is allocating a percentage of Maryland's casino revenues to an education trust fund for public school systems. But with that extra monies, some local educators are worried about how it will be dispersed to school districts, and whether it will be on top of maintenance of effort or a part of the existing budget.