ITEM 1Chairman Majikes called the meeting
to order at
accounted for:Danielle Adams, Frank Galicki, Dino Galella, Jim Higgins, Ray Lowery, James Marcks, Ross Scarantino, Vito Quaglia, MikeCostanza
ITEM 2A motion
was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the minutes of the
March 18, 2009 meeting.All
ITEM 3Frank Victor presented the
Treasurer’s Report.As on April 15, 2009 the
District II Treasury has Certificates of Deposit of $70,165.06 and a Total
Savings and Checking Account balance of $102,180.59, with a total Fund Balance
of $172,345.65.Frank also reviewed the
financial report related o the 2009 District II Basketball Championships.The Girls’ Championships had a total of
$21,625 in receipts, $19,704 in expenses and a net income of $1,921.The Boys’ Championships had a total of
$53,034 in receipts, $25,092 in expenses, with a total net income of
$27,942.The District paid out a total
of $1,240 to member schools in girls’ basketball shares and $12,617 to member
schools in boys’ basketball shares.There was a total net income of $37,566 and a total paid out to schools
in school shares of $13,857.
A motion was made by Joe
Lalli, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the reading of the Treasurer’s
Report as submitted.All Ayes
Michael Cole and Athletic Director Deborah Pepsin presented a report on behalf
of the OldForgeHigh School outlining the plan of action prepared by the
OldForgeHigh School as required by the District II Committee as
a result of the March 18, 2009 hearing.Principal Cole carefully outlined the steps taken by Old Forge to date
regarding the findings of the District II Committee at the hearing.Following his presentation the committee
asked a number of questions.The
District II Committee asked the secretary to address a letter to Old Forge
outlining the additional information the Committee would like to have at the
time of the Old Forge follow up report at the August, 2009 meeting.
ITEM 5Principal Joseph Hanni
presented a report on behalf of LakelandHigh School outlining Lakeland’s
plan of action in addressing the recent forfeits during the 2009 District
Basketball playoffs as requested by the District II Committee as a result of
the March 18, 2009
carefully reviewed each of the steps put in place by the LakelandHigh School to prevent such an
occurrence in the future.District
Chairman Majikes reminded Lakeland
that they will be required to appear at the August, 2009 meeting to update the
district in regard to the plan put in place.
presentation, a motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Maureen Williams,
to accept the plan as submitted.All Ayes
ITEM 6Frank Victor submitted travel
voucher sheets to the members of the committee and asked that they be returned
at the Annual Business meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April
22, 2009 at the TribecaConferenceCenter in Pittston,
ITEM 7A motion
was made by Bill King, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve Junior High
Membership to the PIAA for St.RoseAcademy.All Ayes
ITEM 8A motion
was made by Don Kanavy, seconded by Joe Lalli, to
approve the eligibility of Matthew Shaefer, JensenBeach (Fla) to Wallenpaupack,
in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruitment, of the
PIAA By-Laws.All Ayes
ITEM 9The District II Committee reviewed
the preliminary paperwork in regard to the transfer of a student-athlete from Riverside
to West Scranton and has scheduled an eligibility
hearing for Wednesday, April 22, 2009
to hear the case as there was no principal to principal sign off provided.
Majikes reviewed the following information presented at the
State Board of Directors meeting in State College:
·The National Association of Sports Public
Address Announcers will be conducting a one day clinic on August 1, 2009 at the PIAA Offices
featuring Randy Cosgrove, Stadium Announcer, for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
·Informed the committee that the Requests for
Proposals for the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Team Wrestling, Individual
Wrestling, Swimming and Diving, and Basketball Championships have been released
with a deadline to apply for consideration of April 24, 2009.
·Amended, on a second reading, that, with the
exception of Regular Season Scrimmages and/or Contests with alumni (other than
in the sports of football and wrestling), persons who have graduated or have
withdrawn from high school are not eligible to participate in practices,
interschool practices, scrimmages and/or contests effective May 21, 2009.
·Amended, on a second reading, to require all
registered PIAA Sports’ Officials registered with the PIAA since July 1, 2007 to submit to
PIAA, Act 34 (background check), Act 151 (child abuse history), and Act 114
(federal criminal history record).
·Defeated the proposal to require a certified
track official at Cross Country meets.
·Defeated the proposal to require 2
classifications in golf.
·Approved, on a second reading, the football
committee proposal to increase to 6 classifications.
various sports’ chairpersons presented their reports.Highlights
·Frank Victor, Basketball Chairperson, reported
that at the recently held Basketball Steering Committee meetings at the PIAA
office, that a number of Districts have modeled the PIAA State Championships
and are playing A and AAA Boys and AA and AAAA Girls on the same nights, and AA
and AAAA Boys and A and AAA Girls on the same nights.Currently, District II plays Boys on one
night and Girls on the other.Frank also
reported that the State Play in games schedule for next year is the same as
this year.The sites of those contests
will continue to be played at the home school of the top of the bracket.That means District II teams will travel once
more for their play in games.
·Jay Starnes reported that at the Wrestling
Steering Committee meeting there is strong support for transitional state
championship brackets versus the traditional state brackets currently
utilized.There is some feeling that
coaches and players are manipulating district results in order to get a better
seeding in the state tournament.
·Tom Jenkins reported that the 6 classification
proposal for football passed on a second reading with 17 affirmative
votes.There will need to be additional
support for it to pass on a third, and final, reading.
·Chairman Majikes reported that all of the spring
formats are now on the website at www.piaad2.org.
ITEM 12Chairman Majikes reviewed the agenda
for the upcoming District II Annual Business meeting scheduled for next
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
at the TribecaConferenceCenter.The business meeting will begin at , followed by an awards’ ceremony.Member schools may invite the principal,
athletic director, and superintendent to the meeting and dinner.
Majikes reviewed the two amendment proposals to be considered at the Annual
Business Meeting.The first will
recognize the power of the Board of Directors to hear appeals from Regional
Panels and for the Executive Director to resolve emergency matters relating to
appeals from Regional Panels, effective July 1, 2009.The
second will authorize District Committees to select three members to serve on
Regional Panels; to remove the requirement that officers of a Regional Panel
serve for a period of one year; and, to authorize the Executive Director to
designate one member of a Regional Panel to serve as chairman in the absence of
an agreement by the participating districts on the selection of that chairman,
effective July 1, 2009.
motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Joe
Lalli, to adjourn the meeting.All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at
District II Secretary
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