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The 2020 WIAA Proposed Amendments PUBLIC

ML/HS Amendment #1
 1/29/2020

The strike through text is proposed to be deleted from the current handbook wording. The bold and shaded text is proposed to be added to the current handbook wording. The sponsoring school is listed first, followed by the supporting schools. Amendments that pass will go into effect on August 1.

ML/HS AMENDMENT #1


3.6.0   ESTABLISHMENT OF SERVICE FEES, page 5 

3.6.0   ESTABLISHMENT OF SERVICE FEES

Fees of the Association shall be established by the WIAA Executive Board and approved by a majority vote of the Representative Assembly at the spring meeting. The following items will be used in determining the fee schedule: a) services rendered by WIAA; b) number of activities in which schools participate; c) number of students served. The current fees are as follows: High School - $75.00 per activity; $0.75 per student. Middle/Junior High School - $15.00 per activity; $0.10 per student.

Service fees will be based on a flat fee tiered schedule.

3.6.1   High School Fees:

The high school tier in which a school is placed is based upon its P223 enrollment figures (grades 9-11, prior to any deductions based upon the Free and Reduced Lunch count) utilized to determine its classification. A high school will remain within its designated tier during the four-year classification cycle.

HS TierEnrollmentFee Per School
HS-11-25$350.00
HS-226-50 $600.00
HS-351-100 $800.00
HS-4101-200 $1,100.00
HS-5201-300 $1,500.00
HS-6301-450 $1,900.00
HS-7451-600$2,200.00
HS-8601-800 $2,400.00
HS-9801-1000 $2,700.00
HS-101001-1300 $3,000.00
HS-111301-1600 $3,400.00
HS-121601+$3,800.00

3.6.1   Middle Level School Fees:

The middle level school tier in which a school is placed is based upon its enrollment count as reported on its annual participation survey.

ML TierEnrollmentFee Per School
ML-11-100$100.00
ML-2101-250 $150.00
ML-3251-400 $200.00
ML-4401+ $250.00

3.6.3Schools that combine in all WIAA-sponsored sports and/or all activities shall be charged one (1) fee and shall receive only one (1) set of rules, passes and trophy. Schools that combine in only one (1) activity shall pay separate membership fees, receive separate sets of rules, supervisory passes and trophies.
 
3.6.4Member school service fees and Labor and Industries (L & I) fees for WOA officials for regular and postseason contests are due by November 1. Schools that fail to submit service and L & I fees by December 1 will be excluded from participation in regular season contests and culminating events until fees are remitted and be assessed a $100.00 late fee.

NOTE:  The following fees are billed separately and are not included in the service fees listed above:

  • Officials Labor and Industries (L & I)
  • Wrestling weight management
  • WIAA fall workshop (high school only)

 

 
Submitted by the WIAA Executive Board.

Rationale for ML/HS Amendment #1:

  1. The current billing structure is complicated and often confusing for those who are receiving the invoices at the schools.
  2. Because there are so many moving pieces to the billing process, there are a number of “choke” points where invoices can be held up and the process delayed.
  3. The membership often reports inaccurate data for billing; leading to extra work for both staff and membership to correct invoices. With middle schools, data is often unreported, with many currently paying a “flat fee” when they do not input data for their schools (the current no data fee is $1,000 and approximately 20 percent (%) of Middle Level Schools are billed this fee).

Pros:

  • More efficient for the membership and Association to plan for budgeting purposes.
  • More efficient for the membership to understand the invoices that are received.
  • Less corrections being made to inaccurate invoices; therefore reducing time for both staff and membership.
  • The current billing structure creates an enormous amount of labor for staff; a flat fee structure allows for less staff time on billing related functions.
  • Less contracted technology time.

Cons:

  • Some schools will see higher invoices than in the past as the Flat Fees will be based on current averages within a certain size range.




Comments
From: Tom 1/29/2020 8:02 pm

I just don’t understand how free and reduced has anything to do with any classification of sports

From: Grant brickbealer 1/30/2020 7:06 am

This will hurt the lower schools not helping out

From: BH 1/30/2020 8:06 am

Our 1A school (College Place, which has like 400-450 kids) now has to play schools like Toppenish, who has 900+ kids, in our own league. We’re already towards the bottom of the league in sports like football/basketball, and now we’ll be forced to play schools almost twice as big as we were playing before.

From: Rhett Workman 1/30/2020 10:57 am

No opinion

From: John smith 1/30/2020 7:43 pm

There are a lot of discussions with this and some schools are seriously economically challenged. No plan would ever satisfy everyone. However it is shocking there are so few 4a schools and a large amount of 3a. I know cp is a newer 1a school but has a seriously successful fastpitch program. The real issue is and will always be private schools. Gonzaga Prep gets it and opts up. However there are several other private schools that do not opt up and dominate. Personally some districts do face social issues and should get a chance. But to say they will all cause problems is untrue. Toppenish struggles in fastpitch baseball volleyball. But dominates in wrestling. They are good in basketball and have gotten better in football. This year is the first in several in which they are winking in girls basketball. I can only speak for the east side. It’s too bad classifications aren’t more balanced.

From: John smith 1/30/2020 7:43 pm

There are a lot of discussions with this and some schools are seriously economically challenged. No plan would ever satisfy everyone. However it is shocking there are so few 4a schools and a large amount of 3a. I know cp is a newer 1a school but has a seriously successful fastpitch program. The real issue is and will always be private schools. Gonzaga Prep gets it and opts up. However there are several other private schools that do not opt up and dominate. Personally some districts do face social issues and should get a chance. But to say they will all cause problems is untrue. Toppenish struggles in fastpitch baseball volleyball. But dominates in wrestling. They are good in basketball and have gotten better in football. This year is the first in several in which they are winking in girls basketball. I can only speak for the east side. It’s too bad classifications aren’t more balanced.

From: David nelson 2/2/2020 3:38 pm

This amendment does not address if the true enrollment or reduced enrollment will be used to This also hurts smaller schools with smaller programs and limited funds. Some 2A/3A needed reduce enrollment because their population of students are way above the avg free and reduced lunch.

Can an increase in other areas of the WIAA budget, sponsorships, different venues to increase revenues.

From: Scott 2/5/2020 5:52 pm

Thanks Tom. You said it right. How the heck does a lunch program determine enrollment numbers. WIAA is way out of wack ,

From: DH 2/15/2020 12:16 pm

How much are fees increasing for schools, least and worst case?

You can likely ID the schools that will find an increase in fees hard to absorb. Especially if the new rule becomes effective August 1,2020. (Is this the effective date?)

Allowing all schools time to plan and budget increases seems prudent regardless of the increase. For financially constrained schools have the fees graduated over time, or for equity apply a graduated plan across all member schools, regardless of ability to pay.

I am sure the committee considered a graduated fee schedule over time, so I’d like to hear your rationale on the final decision.

From: Let Johnson 4/4/2020 9:32 am

Free and reduced lunches can have an impact in sports. When you have a school that is high in that category

•fewer students able to pay to play the sport (even at a discounted rate)
•fewer students able to play sports because they may be required to have a job and/or take care of siblings
•have fewer opportunities to play club sports which makes them not as strong of competitors and not as likely to make sports teams.
•food insecure students also can have academic struggles preventing them from playing sports as well.

Also, these schools will tend to have less money for other tangible like uniforms. Having a high low income populations does impact sports, because it impacts EVERY aspect of school.


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