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IHSA Schools Approve All Three Proposals On Membership Ballot

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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved all three amendment proposals that appeared on the all-school ballot during the annual by-law referendum process that ended December 14, 2020. 

Here is a summary of the proposals and the vote totals. (The numbers in parentheses indicate the total of yes, no, and no opinion votes. For an amendment to pass, yes votes must outnumber no votes.)

Proposal 1 (passed 401-136-50): Adds an additional at-large Board of Directors’ position to be designated as an equity position for an underrepresented school.

Proposal 5 (passed 313-199-73): Provides a unique exception for students placed in a modified educational setting that would require their disenrollment from their high school to be granted an enrollment exception for eligibility.

Proposal 9 (passed 441-130-16): Moves the start and ending dates for the IHSA Spring Baseball and Softball seasons (practices and contests) a week earlier. (Amends the approved season adjustment from last year.)

Following is a summary of member school participation in the amendment process over the past 10 years.

Year

Type of Ballot

Proposals on Ballot

Schools Voting

Percentage Voting

2011-12

online

14

500 of 794

63.0%

2012-13

online

11

464 of 802

57.8%

2013-14

online

11

463 of 808

57.3%

2014-15

online/email

6 (3 rejected)

613 of 810

75.7%

2015-16

online/email

3

597 of 811

73.6%

2016-17

online/email

8

589 of 811

72.6%

2017-18

 online/email  6 (1 rejected) 609 of 811 75.1%

2018-19

 online/email  11  702 of 818  85.8%
2019-20 online/email 11 (1 rejected) 702 0f 812 86.5%
2020-21 online/email 3 587 of 813 72.2%



 

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