Representative Assembly Passes Four Amendments
RENTON, Wash. - The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Representative Assembly voted to pass four amendments, the Association announced Friday.
The Representative Assembly is comprised of 53 (35 high school, 18 middle level) school administrators from each of the nine WIAA districts. For an amendment to pass, 60 percent approval is needed from voting members of the Assembly. A total of 32 votes are needed for a middle level/high school amendment to pass, while 21 votes are needed for a high school amendment to pass.
In total, seven amendments were proposed this year and the four that passed will go into effect next school year. In addition to those amendments, three WIAA Executive Board positions were voted on. Jeff Lowell of Bellevue School District (District 2) and Nick Hazeltine of DeSales High School (District 9) were elected as new Board members while Paul Manfred of Gonzaga Prep (District 8) was elected to keep his position on the Board.
Full language on each of the amendments can be seen here.
|Redistricts the state from nine (9) to six (6) districts and modifies WIAA Executive Board representation.
||Eliminates “no position” as a voting option for Representative Assembly members.
||Allows students to retain the full number of practices previously completed upon return from an extended absence.
Allows a student to be placed on academic probation at the start of the fall sport season if they failed to meet grade requirements in the second semester or third trimester of the previous school year.
|Adds chess as a communication arts and leadership activity under WIAA jurisdiction. Withdrawn on 3/12/22 |
|Increases the season limit for baseball and softball from 20 to 22. A nonleague double header will count as one (1) contest and a one (1) or two (2) day tournament will count as two (2) contests.
Allows high school basketball teams to participate in 20 contests, one (1) of which may a tournament of up to four (4) contests. A WIAA foundation game or game against an international touring team will not count toward the season limit.