"We're always looking to find out what kids are interested in," says Todd Arndt, Anchorage School District Supervisor in charge of high school sports.
"And if 1,600 of them are interested in flag football, then we certainly are, too."
The survey was Anchorage's first step in deciding whether to add a new girls' sport to its offerings.Next will be public discussion sessions in which Arndt
and other officials from the Anchorage School District
will talk to parents and students.If interest remains high, they'll experiment with girls' flag football as a pilot program, but that won't take place for at least two more years.
"This year, we're just gathering information to foster discussion," says Arndt