ITEM 1Chairman Majikes called the meeting
to order at
accounted for: Jim Higgins, Joe Lalli, Jay Starnes, Vito Quaglia,
Mike Costanza, Ray Lowery, Ross Scarantino,
the taking of attendance, a moment of silence was held in memory of the passing
of Mike Costanza’s mother.
ITEM 2A motion
was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Frank Galicki,
to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2009 meeting.All Ayes
ITEM 3Frank Victor presented the
Treasurer’s report.Frank explained that
the March report will include a review of the District II Basketball
A motion was made by Bill
King, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the treasurer’s report as
ITEM 4Chairman Majikes updated the committee
on the most recent State Committee meeting.Highlighted in the discussion were the following items:
·The Board of Directors confirmed the
implementation of background checks for PIAA registered sports’ officials.On a first reading, the Board voted
unanimously to require all sports’ officials registered with PIAA since April 1, 2007 to be subject
to Act 34 (criminal background check), Act 151 (child abuse history), and Act
114 (federal criminal history report) records.The PIAA approach is to mirror the Public School Code provision
requiring all employees and independent contractors of public school districts,
hired on or after April 1,
2007 and having unsupervised direct contact with children, to be
subject to the three aforementioned clearances.
·The Board of Directors voted 17-10 to not accept
the Coaches Association recommendation to provide for only one girls’ soccer
season to be held in the Fall.
·On a firs reading, the Board of Directors voted
21-6 to require all newly hired coaches and volunteers to complete the NFHS
coaches’ education program.
·The Board of Directors voted 14-13 against a
motion to explain corrective action steps taken by a school administration for
a disqualification in soccer to apply to all sports.The Board did pass by a vote of 28-0 that the
process would be applied to football disqualifications.
·On a first reading, the Board voted 21-6 to move
the first playing date for interdistrict girls’
spring soccer from May 26th to May 27th.
·On a first reading, the Board voted to decrease
the goal differential in Field Hockey from 8 goals to 5 goals in order for the
speed up rule to go into effect.
·On a first reading, the Board voted 25-3 to
approve 2 classes in boys’ and girls’ golf for both individual and team
·The Board voted 2503 against a motion to increase
the number of classes in Cross Country from 2 to 3.
·On a first reading, the Board passed 25-3 a
motion to make it mandatory to have a PIAA registered Track/Cross Country
official at each cross country event.
·The Board voted 14-14 to recommend to provide for the first football practice date to be the
second Monday in August.Motion
·On a first reading, the Board voted 18-10 to
provide for 6 classes and a 15 week season in football.
·On a first reading, the Board voted for a dues
increase of $200 for senior high and $100 for Junior High.
Majikes reported that Ray Lowery has resigned his position on the District II
Committee as the School Board Representative effective the end of the school
ITEM 6Chairman Majikes reviewed the schedule for the PIAA
Winter Sports’ Workshops to be held in the State Offices in Mechanicsburg:
Thursday, March 26thBasketball
Thursday, March 26thWrestling
ITEM 7A motion was made by Jim Marcks,
seconded by Tom Jenkins, to approve eligibility, effective immediately, for
Joshua Selier, Hazleton Area to Berwick, in
accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residency.All
ITEM 8A motion
was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Dino Galella,
to approve eligibility, effective immediately, for Lauren Banardi,
Wyoming Seminary to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and
ITEM 9A motion
was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Don Kanavy, to approve eligibility, effective
immediately, for Amanda Gryskevicz, Holy Redeemer to
Lake-Lehman, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residency.All
Majikes offered his congratulations to Bill Schoen on his election to the
District II Board of Directors as the officals’
Majikes then moved the meeting to executive session to discuss a reported
recent incident at a 9th grade boys’ basketball game.Following the conclusion of the executive
session, Chairman Majikes announced that Carbondale Area and OldForgeHigh Schools will be asked to appear before the PIAA
District II Committee and will schedule a hearing date regarding the incident
at the 9th grade boys’ basketball game.
motion was made by Dino Galella, seconded by Bill King,
to adjourn the meeting.All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at
District II Secretary
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