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Requests Received

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Preliminary Solutions

Requests Received:

Assumption--Conference leaving--Marawood; Conference entering--Central Wisconsin-Small; Effective Fall 2023

Berlin--Conference leaving--East Central; Conference entering--South Central; Effective Fall 2023

Delavan-Darian--Conference leaving--Southern Lakes; Conference entering--Rock Valley; Effective Fall 2023

Kingdom Prep Lutheran--Conference leaving--Independents; Conference entering--Midwest Classic; Effective Fall 2023

Monroe--Conference leaving--Badger; Conference entering--Rock Valley; Effective Fall 2023

Ripon--Conference leaving--East Central; Conference entering--South Central; Effective Fall 2023

Saint Mary Catholic--Girls Soccer Only--Conference leaving--Big East; Conference entering--Wisconsin Flyway; Effective Fall 2023

Saint Mary Catholic--All sports except Girls Soccer--Conference leaving--Big East; Conference entering--Central Wisconsin Large; Effective Fall 2023

Watertown Luther Prep--Conference leaving--Capitol-North; Conference entering--Midwest Classic; Effective Fall 2023

 

Results of the December WIAA Realignment Task Force Meeting

CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT TASK FORCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES – December 7, 2021

15 members present - 2 members absent

The conference realignment task force advanced plans to January meeting incorporating and modifying proposals from Monroe and Delavan-Darien impacting schools from the existing Badger, Big 8, Southern Lakes, and Rock Valley conferences. Virtual feedback at the January 5th meeting is available to all schools in these affected conferences prior to action at the January 13th meeting.  Motion to advance modified plan:  15-0.

This plan moves:

McFarland moves to Badger conference from Rock Valley conference

Monroe moves to Rock Valley conference from Badger conference

Beloit Memorial moves to Southern Lakes conference from Big 8 conference

Delavan- Darien moves to Rock Valley conference from Southern Lakes conference

The conference realignment task force advanced plans to January meeting combining and modifying proposals from Kingdom Prep Lutheran and Watertown Luther Prep impacting schools from the existing Midwest Classic and Capitol conferences. Virtual feedback at the January 5th meeting is available to all schools in these affected conferences prior to action at the January 13th meeting.  Motion to advance modified plan: 12-3.

This plan moves:

Kingdom Prep Lutheran to Midwest Classic conference

Watertown Luther Prep to Midwest Classic conference from Capitol conference

The conference realignment task Force did not advance plans from Ripon, Berlin, Assumption, and Saint Mary Catholic.  Those schools may appeal to the Task Force at the regular meeting on Thursday, January 13th.

Ripon and Berlin plans moving from East Central Conference to South Central Conference.  Motion to advance: 1-14.

Rationale provided

  • Large group of impacted schools feedback was not included, additional feedback from conferences and schools would be welcome

Assumption plan moving from Marawood Conference to Central Wisconsin Conference.  Motion to advance: 0-15.

Rationale provided

  • Lack of support from either conference and all schools currently have a conference

St Mary Catholic non-football plan moving from Big East Conference to Central Wisconsin Conference-Large. Motion to advance:  0-15.

                  Rationale provided

  • Lack of support from either conference and all schools currently have a conference

St Mary Catholic girls soccer-only plan moving from Big East Conference to Wisconsin Flyaway Conference. Motion to advance:  0-15.

                  Rationale provided

  • Indicated they did not want to pursue if all sport non-football plan did not advance

All schools affected by a realignment solution that the Conference Realignment Task Force modified, may provide written feedback or appear virtually before the committee beginning at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  This additional information and request to appear must be emailed to shauser@wiaawi.org by Monday, January 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m.   Each school appearing virtually will be provided a maximum of three minutes to present new information to the Task Force.  Schools in the same conference are asked to designate one spokesperson who will represent all schools.  The time afforded to this spokesperson will be expanded to five minutes.

The Realignment Task Force will reconvene in person at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022.  Member schools who had their realignment application not advanced may elect to appeal this decision no later than Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:00 p.m.  Submit your request in writing to shauser@wiaawi.org.  A school may appeal by having a representative appear at the WIAA office or appear virtually.  Each school will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present new information to the Task Force.

Any schools affected by a proposed realignment solution may provide written feedback or appear in person or virtually on Thursday, January 13, 2022.  This additional information and request to appear must be emailed to shauser@wiaawi.org by Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:00 p.m.   Each school appearing virtually will be provided a maximum of three minutes to present new information to the Task Force.  Schools in the same conference are asked to designate one spokesperson who will represent all schools.  The time afforded to this spokesperson will be expanded to five minutes.

The Task Force will finalize and submit proposals for the March 8, 2022 Board of Control Meeting following the January 13, 2022 Conference Realignment Task Force Meeting.

Modified plans created during the Task Force consideration are found on WIAA Conference Realignment webpage.  Original submitted proposals are available on the WIAA Conference Realignment webpage under “Requests and Proposals.”  The full Conference Realignment Process & Timeline can be found on the WIAA webpage under SCHOOLS-CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT

 

Task Force Appeal & Affected School Hearings

Berlin - To approve the appeal and advance the proposal to the WIAA Board of Control, March 8, 2022.  Yes 2  No 14

Ripon - To approve the appeal and advance the proposal to the WIAA Board of Control, March 8, 2022.  Yes 2  No 14

Rationale provided:

  • Did not have additional information related to the original proposal.
  • Provided feedback and new information related to a new proposal with significant feedback and support, but not inclusive of all impacted conferences and dissolving of an existing conference.  This proposal was not initiated originally.  Therefore, intentional and comprehensive feedback earlier in the process did not occur.  The new proposal was not able to be acted on by the Task Force or supported, due to its significant ripple effects later in the process.
  • A portion of the new proposal could include a smaller solution involving a 5 or 6 team conference. If all schools involved support this proposal, it would be able to be addressed through a fast track process.

Recommendations to Board of Control

McFarland moves to Badger conference from Rock Valley conference

Monroe moves to Rock Valley conference from Badger conference

Beloit Memorial moves to Southern Lakes conference from Big 8 conference

Delavan- Darien moves to Rock Valley conference from Southern Lakes conference

Kingdom Prep Lutheran to Midwest Classic conference

Watertown Luther Prep to Midwest Classic conference from Capitol conference

Combining the East Central Conference and the South Central Conference to form a 13-team conference

Approved Plans

St. Francis (Football) - Conference leaving:  Metro Classic; Conference entering:  Midwest Classic, Fall 2022. (Fast Track)

McFarland moves to Badger conference from Rock Valley conference

Monroe moves to Rock Valley conference from Badger conference

Beloit Memorial moves to Southern Lakes conference from Big 8 conference

Delavan- Darien moves to Rock Valley conference from Southern Lakes conference

Kingdom Prep Lutheran to Midwest Classic conference

Watertown Luther Prep to Midwest Classic conference from Capitol conference