August IHSA Board Meeting Recap
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met via conference call on Friday, August 17, where the Board acted on the items listed below.
1. The Board approved a recommendation to accept the following organizations as the official National Governing Bodies as it pertains to By-law 3.101. The organizations are as follows:
Basketball-USA Basketball (USAB)
Diving-United States Diving, Inc. (USD)
Golf-United States Golf Association (USGA)
Soccer-United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Swimming-United States Swimming, Inc. (USS)
Tennis-United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Track & Field-USA Track & Field (USATF)
Triathlon-USA Triathlon Association
Volleyball-USA Volleyball (USAV)
Water Polo-United States Water Polo, Inc. (USWP)
2. The Board approved a recommendation to form a committee to review the IHSA’s Residence (3.030) and Transfer (3.040) By-laws.
1. The Board sustained the Executive Director’s ruling on a student from New Lenox (Providence Catholic). The student was ruled ineligible for non-compliance with IHSA by-laws 3.041 and 3.043.
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 August 17, 2012, agenda:
1. The Board discussed the IHSA’s Return To Play Protocol for head injuries and disallowing a player who has been knocked unconscious. Currently, a player who has lost consciousness can return if the school’s doctor finds that they have not suffered a concussion.