IHSAA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Minutes of the December 11, 2000 meeting at the IHSAA office
Chairman Dale Crafton, Vice Chairman Mike Blackburn, Linda Barnett, Dan Cunningham, Dennis Eller, Michael Necessary, Cecil Raymond, Oren Sutherlin, Joseph Trimboli, Directors Curtis Casbon, Jim Feist, Phillip Gardner, Lee Lonzo, Mike Powell, Commissioner Blake Ress, Associate Commissioner Ray Craft, Assistant Commissioners Bobby Cox, Sandy Searcy, Theresia Wynns, Sports Information Director Jim Russell and Attorney Robert Baker.
Minutes of the November 3, 2000 were recommended for approval. A motion for approval was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 9-0.
APPOINTMENT TO DISTRICT II MINORITY SEAT
Commissioner Ress recommended that Jean Shonkwiler, principal at Oak Hill High School, be appointed to the IHSAA Board of Directors to fill the District II Minority Seat that is open due to the resignation of Sue Keenan. A motion was made by Dennis Eller to accept Jean Shonkwiler as the District II Minority Seat representative; Oren Sutherlin seconded the motion; motion passed 9-0.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
Commissioner Ress (as outlined below) presented the results of the Board of Directors elections that were conducted by mail from December 1-10, 2000, for certification.
District I – Class 1 Urban Seat – Northern District
Janis Qualizza, Merrillville 55 Cassel White, Hammond 76
Timon Kendall, Fort Wayne Northrop 29
District II – Class 1
Phil Hoskins, Fairfield 29 Urban Seat – Central District
Carter W. Lohr, Howe Military 25 Roy E. Simpson, Indianapolis Northwest 59
Darlene Mathew, Westview 24 Robert E. Faulkens, Pike 52
District III – Class 2 Urban Seat – Southern District
Dan Cunningham, Owen Valley 59 John J. Williams, Evansville Harrison 83
District IV – Class 3
Patrick W. Mapes, Delta 20
Mike Lee, Muncie Central 19
Bruce R. Gaylor, East Central 17
Lennon C. Brown, Anderson Highland 10
District V – Class 1
Roger L. Weaver, White River Valley 40
Jim Crisp, South Central (Elizabeth) 25
Janis Qualizza, Phil Hoskins, Dan Cunningham, Patrick Mapes, Roger Weaver, and Cassel White are elected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2001. Roy Simpson is elected to serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2001. John Williams is elected to serve a one-year term beginning July 1, 2001.
CHRISTMAS BONUS FOR SUPPORT STAFF
Commissioner Ress requested that members of the support staff receive a Christmas bonus as they have in recent years. Michael Necessary made a motion that members of the support staff receive Christmas bonuses as follows: full time employees receive $100 and part-time employees receive $75. Joseph Trimboli seconded the motion; motion passed 9-0.
2000-01 GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Wynns presented a list of basketball officials who have applied to work the 2000-01 Girls Basketball Tournament Series. Permission was requested to select officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 9-0.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN REQUEST
Heritage Christian High School has requested permission to participate in the Association of Christian Schools Invitational (ASCI), state basketball tournaments. The girls tournament commences after the starting date for the IHSAA Girls Basketball tournament series. Under the IHSAA By-Laws, Heritage Christian High School will be unable to compete in any IHSAA state tournament series prior to the 2004-05 school year. A motion was made by Oren Sutherlin to approve participation in the ASCI tournament for one year; seconded by Linda Barnett; motion passed 9-0.
Linda Barnett, chairman of the Automobile Committee, recommended one automobile be traded on the purchase of one new vehicle. Bids were obtained from three dealers, with Classic Chevrolet submitting the lowest bid. A motion to approve the recommendation and accept the lowest bid was made by Linda Barnett; seconded by Oren Sutherlin; motion passed 9-0.
APPROVE SPONSORSHIP FOR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
The National Federation of State High School Associations is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Girls & Women Sport Awareness Luncheon on February 1, 2001. Outstanding contributors will be recognized in several categories, with an emphasis on competition, participation and contributions to girls and women. The National Federation has requested the IHSAA participate in this event as an award sponsor. Permission was requested by Commissioner Ress for the IHSAA to become an award sponsor for this national award day. A motion to support National Girls & Women in Sports Day to become an award sponsor was made by Michael Necessary; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 9-0.
John Leemhius and Ronald Frieden of Ernst & Young LLP presented the annual auditor’s report on the Association to the Executive Committee. They issued an unqualified opinion on the Association’s financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2000 and recommended some adjustments in the accounting policies of the Association.
TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY COACHES PROPOSALS
Mike Chastain (Culver Academies), representing the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC), and Jolinda Lucas (Hamilton High School), representing the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA), appeared before the Executive Committee to present the following proposals on behalf of the track and cross country coaches:
3. Continue to have identical start times on for both days of the state meets.
SPORTS MEDICINE COMMITTEE
Associate Commissioner Craft reported on items discussed during the meeting of the Sports Medicine Committee of the Indiana State Medical Association. The Committee approved the use of a new Scantron physical form that can be used to create a health profile for each student athlete. The IHSAA will continue to provide the regular forms to member schools, but will accept the new form as well. The Sports Medicine Committee has considered a proposal that would allow nurse practitioners to conduct and sign physicals. That proposal did not earn the support of the Sports Medicine Committee.
Associate Commissioner Craft reported on the transfers that have been ruled upon during the 2000-01 school year. This report included the following actions as of December 6, 2000:
Full Eligibility -- 1,781
Limited Eligibility -- 148
Ineligible -- 21
Total -- 1,950
Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the unsportsmanlike conduct reports filed as of Dec. 7, 2000. The final tally for the fall sports season was 585 reports. Assistant Commissioner Wynns stated that these reports were not all ejections. At this early stage, 45 unsportsmanlike acts have been reported for the winter sports season.
Commissioner Ress presented the monthly financial report of the Association.
Attorney Robert Baker updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.
DISTRICT II MEDIA AWARD
Sports Information Director Russell reported that Paul Beitler, sports editor of the Bluffton News-Banner since 1986, was selected as the IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award recipient for 2000-01 in District II. Beitler has chronicled high school sports in northeast Indiana for the past two decades. He is a graduate of South Adams High School in Berne, and earned two degrees at Ball State. He was honored during pre-game ceremonies of the Oak Hill-Bluffton boys basketball game on December 5.
OFFICIAL ENROLLMENTS FOR REALIGNMENT
Commissioner Ress reported that official enrollments, which will be used for classification purposes, have been obtained from all member schools. Classification in team sports (except football) is based on the total enrollment in grades 9 through 11. In football, it is the male enrollment in grades 9 through 11 that determines the classes.
The following penalties were assessed for various violations of the IHSAA By-Laws:
Elkhart Central High School
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 15-2.2a.
Rensselaer Central High School
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a basketball scrimmage violation.
Southwestern (Hanover) High School
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 15-1.2a.
A motion to adjourn the December meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee was made by Michael Necessary; seconded by Mike Blackburn; motion passed 9-0. The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be at IHSAA headquarters at 8 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2001.