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December Board of Directors Meeting Recap

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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, December 11, 2017, where the Board approved one action item.


ACTION ITEMS
1. The Board approved the Cheerleading Advisory Committee’s recommendation to change the Cheerleading State Final Ticket pricing from $10 per day to $10 per session in order to alleviate issues with saved seating and overcrowding.


APPEALS & HEARINGS
1. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from Normal (Community West). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA By-law 3.030.

2. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from Elmhurst (Timothy Christian). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA By-law 3.040 and its sub-sections.

3. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from Elmhurst (Timothy Christian). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA By-law 3.040 and its sub-sections.

4. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from Chicago (Brother Rice). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA By-law 3.040 and its sub-sections.

5. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from Mundelein (Carmel). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA By-law 3.040 and its sub-sections.

6. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on an accommodation request for a head gear device. The device is not considered legal equipment for the sport of basketball per the NFHS Basketball Rules Book.


DISCUSSION ITEMS
At each meeting of the Board of Directors, there are certain items the Board discusses, but upon which no action is taken. The following is a report of those items from the December 11, 2017, agenda:

1. The Board heard a report from the Executive Director on the annual Town Hall/Principals Rules Meetings that were held at 28 high schools during November.

2. The Board heard a report from the Executive Director on the action taken by the Legislative Commission at its second meeting on November 20 and the membership voting. The Commission voted to move six proposals forward to the all-school ballot. Membership voting occurred from November 21 to December 5, with five of the six proposals passing. To see the voting results, click here.

3. Representatives from the accounting firm, Striegel Knobloch & Co LLC, presented the annual audit to the Board. The audit can be reviewed by clicking here.

4. The Board heard a report on the NIAAA Conference on December 8-12, which included the Hall of Fame induction of John Van Fleet.

5. The Board heard a report on the 11 States meeting held in Chicago on December 4-5.

6. The Executive Director and Board discussed Illiana Christian’s relocation to Indiana for the 2018-19 school year and sought feedback on how transferring students will be handled.



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