Subcommittee approves cheerleading as competitive sport in NY; Board of Regents to vote on decision today

Published 04/28 2014 03:48PM

Updated 04/29 2014 12:12AM

West Genesee cheerleaders show their school pride
West Genesee cheerleaders show their school pride/NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Albany (WSYR-TV) – A Board of Regents subcommittee has voted to make cheerleading a competitive sport in New York State.

Officials with the State Education Department confirm the subcommittee approved the decision on Monday.

The full Board of Regents will vote on the decision on Tuesday.  

If the board approves the decision, supporters say the designation will make it safer for students to compete in cheerleading with more oversight from the State. 

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