STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The membership of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association passed six amendments to its Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Eligibility at the 2016 Annual Meeting today in Stevens Point.
The new rules will become effective upon publication of the next issue of the Bulletin, which is scheduled for May 27, 2016.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Board of Control voted to grant final approval to a conference realignment plan in the southeast area of the state and approved a number of other action items at its April meeting today.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Sixteen senior girls and 16 senior boys have been selected as recipients of the prestigious WIAA Scholar Athlete Award underwritten by Marshfield Clinic.
The 2016 recipients, their families and school representatives will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, May 1 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau.
The 2016 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Stevens Point. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the meeting to follow at 9 a.m.
For the agenda of the meeting, as well as the proposed amendments and resources, access the Annual Meeting homepage.
The Annual Meeting will be streamed live on the wiaa.tv portal of the NFHS Network and archived after the meeting.
Two amendments advanced to the Annual Meeting on April 20 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point centers on eligibility to serve on the Board of Control and the Advisory Council that was proposed by a member school at the Annual Meeting last year.
One amendment would provide eligibility to serve on the Board of Control if employed part-time as an administrator, assistant administrator, high school principal or assistant high school principal at a member school. The second amendment would provide the same eligibility standards to serve on the Advisory Council.
Following the flurry of parliamentary action on amendments attempting to address competitive equity concerns during last year’s Annual Meeting, sentiments surfaced that the Success Factor model never received its opportunity for a vote by the membership.
If approved, the Success Factor would add a step to determine tournament divisional placements in baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball by using a point system. Programs that accumulate six points over the most recent three-year period are promoted to the next division from the previous year. If the number of Success Factor points drops to less than six points at any time, the promoted program will be placed back in the division that the school’s enrollment dictates.
The points to be awarded each year are:
Four for winning the State championship
Three for advancing to the State championship game and finishing runner-up
Two for advancing to the State semifinals
One for advancing to the State quarterfinals
There are seven proposed amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Eligibility for the membership to consider and vote on at the 2016 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 20 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point.
Two of the seven refer to the Nonschool Participation During the Season section in Article VI of the Rules of Eligibility.
It is essential for WIAA member schools to engage in the democratic process that governs the Assocation through involvement in the creation, implementation and enforcement of the policy-making process.
That is the impetus of the Constitutional amendment that, if approved, would require a member school to maintain administrative control and oversight of at least one independently sponsored interscholastic athletic program or co-op program throughout the duration of membership.
The membership will determine if transfers in their junior year of high school will be afforded non-varsity eligibility by voting on the amendment at the 2016 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 20 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point.
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