RENTON, WA (Wednesday, May 5, 2010) – The WIAA Executive Board held its April meeting on Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, 2010. The Board took the following action:
1. Approved in conjunction with WMEA to develop a user fee for the state music contests.
2. Approved that language be added to the 2010-11 WIAA handbook that a foreign student who has graduated from his/her home country could not appeal for varsity eligibility and that participation in camps, clinics or in non-school teams or programs cannot be a requirement to make a school team; removed language required a one-year waiting period before a student could appeal for amateur standing to be reinstated.
3. Approved the 2010-11 Association budget on second reading.
4. Approved site selection criteria for first and second round football and soccer contests with changes on third and final reading. Note: Only District Directors may appeal time, date or site.
5. Approved Toyota Center in Kennewick as the site for the 2010 2A, 3A, 4A State Volleyball Championships and the Yakima Valley SunDome as the site for the 2010 1B, 2B, 1A State Volleyball Championships, with rotation of classifications at each site to be determined.
6. Approved to retain current draw criteria for football, soccer and baseball (no changes).
7. Approved a letter of concern be sent to NW Yeshiva regarding the forfeiture of a contest during the 2010 1B State Basketball Tournament.
8. Directed WIAA staff to formalize a plan for the eligibility process that is more centralized and will best meet the needs of all students in Washington.
9. Approved recommended changes in the categories for the 2011 State Cheerleading Championships.
10. Approved Ed Ploof as the 2010-11 WIAA Executive Board President and Rich Rouleau as the 2010-11 WIAA Executive Board Vice-President.
11. Approved to continue with 16 teams in each gender and in each classification of the State Basketball Tournament, but change the format with round 1 at regional sites, February 25-26, 2011, and rounds 2, 3 and 4 at the state championship sites, March 3-5, 2011, with the 1B and 2B in Spokane, 1A and 2A in Yakima, and the 3A and 4A in Tacoma. Note: The WIAA Executive Board will review the State Volleyball Tournament format following the 2010 State Volleyball Championships to determine if a format change should be implemented in the future.
The complete minutes of the April Executive Board meeting are available at: www.wiaa.com.
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