Kevin T Slain // OSSAA

I have been saying for four years that the OSSAA is totally out of control. They increased the gate prices for playoff games not because they needed more money, they did it because they could. They sold the rights to all playoff photos. The OSSAA is using our students so they can receive outlandish salaries.

Kevin Sain, brings up important information that every taxpayer in Oklahoma needs to be aware of. This organization is out of control. Here is the article below. 

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) regulates high school sports. They ONLY exist because of education. I want every educator and every taxpayer to be aware of the vast discrepancies in the salaries of the OSSAA employees versus the men and women who are charged with educating, coaching, and molding the lives of our students. The average salary for a teacher in Oklahoma is $44,128. Many teachers have gone without annual raises. High school sports teams are raising funds for gas money to travel to away games. Yet, when we look to the OSSAA, an organization funded by these struggling schools, we see a very different story. We see an organization providing salary increases annually. Take a look at the 2015-2016 OSSAA Employee Salaries:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - $151,078
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - $109,842
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - $92,078
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - $91,061
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - $88,986
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - $77,759
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - $70,000
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS - $72,000
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS - $57,570
MAIL CLERK, MAINTENANCE AND TICKET DISTRIBUTION - $49,002
ACCOUNTANT - $44,500
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - $40,205
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - $37,100
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - $31,700
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - $30,000
(An interim study was conducted by our legislature to look into the problems of this organization and it revealed the OSSAA pays an attorney an average of $400,000 per year on legal fees.)

Why are the employees of the OSSAA paid so much more than our teachers, coaches and administrators? Do they think they work harder or put more hours of work in the day? If you don’t think so, then why do they keep increasing their salaries every year at the expense of our schools?

Please share this so everyone knows how they spend our money they take from the schools.

Bob Cleveland