By the way, as I review Madison school board minutes, I notice that we pay basketball officials anywhere from $75 to $119 (e.g. Jeff Deslauriers). I see some wrestling officials get $181 to $230 (Dave Cornemann, Kurt Heeren). Gymnastics judges can get $356 (Jenny Christian).
Is that last figure for a full month of contests? Must be. Madison pays debate judges $50 (e.g., Gabe Jorgenson) for one one-day contest, and that's only when the coach is not available to judge rounds. When I judge the National Qualifying tournament in Sioux Falls, I might make $100-$120, and that's for being available Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the tournament is done (and I've judged final rounds at 2 a.m.).
Maybe sports really do help you get better paychecks.
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