ChairmanTom Jenkins, Vice ChairmanMike Ognosky, SecretaryFrank Victor, Treasurer
Wilkes Barre C
& TCWayne HighlandsSDMontroseAreaSchool Dist1113 Johns Street
P. O. Box 1699474
Grove Street80 High School RoadHazleton, Pa. 18202
Wilkes Barre, Pa.18705Honesdale,
Pa.18431Montrose, Pa.18801570-427-8681 x 1010
MINUTES OF JANUARY 21,
@ WILKES-BARREAREACAREER & TECHNOLOGYCENTER
was convened at by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1Chairman Majikes called the meeting
to order at
accounted for: Danielle Adams, Jim Higgins, Ray Lowery, Don Kanavy, Vito
Quaglia, Ross Scarantino, Mike Costanza
present:Jim Sabatini, Phil Latinski
ITEM 2A motion
was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the minutes
of the December 17, 2008
ITEM 3The treasurer’s report was presented
by Frank Victor.The District II Fund
Balance as of January 21,
2009was $196,636.27.That includes total certificates of deposit
of $70,107.18 and total savings and checking accounts of $126,529.Frank also presented the final financial
report for the recently conducted District II Football playoffs.The District had net receipts of $135,326 for
the 15 contests played and net expenses of $39,682, with a net income of
$93,769.Of that total net income,
$47,992 was then distributed to the participating schools, 51 % of the total
presentation of the treasurer’s report, a motion was made by Bill King,
seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the report as presented.All
ITEM 4Basketball Chairperson Frank Victor
informed the District Committee that there would be a meeting of the District
II Basketball Committee on Thursday, January 22, 2009
at the Wilkes-BarreCareer
in order to finalize the format for the upcoming District II playoffs.
ITEM 5Mike Ognosky reviewed the material
discussed at the recent PIAA
Football Steering Committee meeting held at the PIAA State Offices on Thursday,
January 15, 2009.The
highlights of the discussion are as follows:
§The proposed brackets for a 6 classification state playoff format
in football were presented by the State Office with the goal of creating a 15
week season without having to start football practice a week earlier.
§The brackets also start the state football playoff system in week
11 for the eastern districts and in week 10 for the western districts.
§Brackets call for 6 classifications with the schools divided
evenly across all of the 6 classifications; 100 in each classification except A
(101) and 6A (99).
§Week #15 is the state championship weekend and it would be one
week earlier than is currently held.
§In the AA bracket, Districts II and XI would exchange places in
the second year of the proposal.
§The 4A bracket has been realigned in order to give District II 4
qualifiers in both years of the proposal.
§District II would crown champions on the field in A, 3A, and 4A.
§District II would be part of a sub regional tournament in 2A, 5A
§In the proposal we would lose 3 automatic qualifiers, but have the
opportunity in the sub regionals to more than make up for those 3 qualifier
losses with point system qualifiers.
After discussion the members present recommended that the
District II representatives to the PIAA State Board of Directors vote in favor
of the proposal in the upcoming first reading.
ITEM 6Jay Starnes, District II Wrestling Chairperson, presented
the formats for the upcoming District Dual Champions, Varsity Individual
Championships and Junior High Individual Championships.A motion was made by Joe Lalli, seconded by
Dino Galella, to approve the formats as presented.All
ITEM 7Chairman Majikes informed the committee that the issue of Competitive
Cheerleading as a PIAA sponsored sport has once again come before the PIAA
State Board of Directors for consideration.He distributed material regarding the item and asked committee members
to review it.
ITEM 8Chairman Majikes also reviewed a
number of items pertaining to Golf that have passed a first reading at the PIAA
State Board of Directors level:
·Date of the first competition for the 2009
season would be moved from August 24th to August 20th.
·Date of the Regional deadline for golf for the
2009 season would be moved from October 19th to October 21st.
·In the two year cycle beginning in 2010-2011,
golf team state championships and golf individual state championships would be
held at different times.
ITEM 9Chairman Majikes informed the
committee that the PIAA State Board of Directors has been asked to consider
establishing an upper limit of $150 for any gifts/awards received by
student-athletes for participation in an interscholastic competition.For example, a gift received for participation
in a Christmas tournament sponsored by McDonald’s or another sponsor.
ITEM 10Chairman Majikes informed the
Committee that the background checks for officials will be in place for all
potential officials who have not taken an exam prior to February 1, 2009.Any prospective official taken an exam
following that date will be required to have all 3 clearances in place – Child
Abuse, FBI Background and State Police Background.
ITEM 11Chairman Majikes presented the
proposed format for the upcoming
District II Swim
Championships in the absence of District II Swim
Jim Higgins.A motion was made by
by Frank Victor, to approve the format as presented.All
motion was made by Joe Lalli, seconded by Maureen
Williams, to adjourn the meeting.All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOLON
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