By Steve Large

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A proposed bill could move cheerleading from a sideshow to a sport in California high schools.

The move comes as Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez is writing a bill to make the change.

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At Sacramento’s El Camino High School, Principal Shelley Friery says it’s time.

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The California Interscholastic Federation oversees high school sports, and has never formally considered adding cheerleading as a sport.

If passed, the law would create new safety guidelines for cheerleader training and could lead to changes in athletic department funding.

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The CIF executive committee will meet later this month to decide whether to support the cheerleading bill.