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Re: Is it time to disclose marching program COSTS?
Has being required to publicly disclose costs done anything to limit the exponential growth in college football expenditures?
IN THEORY, every FBS can pay only the same number of scholarships to the same number of athletes. Yet you can't tell me that about 115 of the 130 FBS schools have any shot whatsoever at the FBS Playoffs this year.
All disclosure will do is drive the money off record or into alternate sources. We'll go from budgets paying for it to boosters and kids.
Across the state, heck even within the bounds of a region, it is clearly evident that there is discrepancy among marching band programs regarding financing the end product. Is it time that directors and schools disclose how much money went to designers, props, special uniforms, special hats, music arrangers, professional drill-writers, contracted marching and front ensemble techs who aren't on staff, guard weapons, electronics, and such?
Dare I say that there should be a CAP on such expenses? (It's just increasing the equity gap.)