The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control authorized a number of action items and received executive staff updates and reports at its September meeting this week.
The board approved the first consideration of a conference realignment plan that places Madison Country Day School in the Trailways Conference beginning in the fall of 2016. Membership rules require a 40-day window for schools involved in realignment plans to appeal the first consideration of the board before it takes final action. Schools have until Oct. 21, 2015, to file an appeal. The board will take final action on the proposal at its Dec. 4 meeting.
Among the board’s action items were the approval of a law student intern for 2016-17 and a draft of a WIAA Tournament Series policy for operation and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The board also approved routine general fund payments for August.
The executive staff provided the board with reports on the area meetings in Antigo, Mount Horeb, Oconomowoc and Antigo, which are the first of seven area meetings around the state this fall. The board was provided an initial draft of the 2015-16 fiscal budget.
The board also received updates on a special election to fill two positions on the Advisory Council with ballots to be mailed to schools Monday, Sept. 14, and the search for a social media/graphics specialist, as well as reports on the staff’s technology and marketing efforts.
The WIAA oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 509 senior high schools and 40 junior high/middle level schools in its membership. It sponsors 24 championship tournament series. For more information, contact the WIAA office at (715) 344-8580 or visit www.wiaawi.org.