Majikes welcomed member schools to
the meeting and quickly introduced the PIAA District II committee members as
well as PIAA Associate Executive Director Dr. Robert Lombardi.
Majikes thanked all of the member schools for their cooperation during the past
year in regard to hosting district championship events in all of the various
sports.The cooperation of all of
the member schools in District II is greatly appreciated. He also commented on the
awards’ banquet to follow and the fact that 28 of the 45 school districts
in District II will be receiving a district championship award.
motion was made by Tim Honeywell (AD – Berwick), seconded by Cliff Jones
(AD-Coughlin) to approve the minutes of the 2009 Annual Business meeting and to
dispense with the reading of said minutes.All Ayes
Victor, District II Treasurer, gave the 2009 Treasurer’s Report.Our Total Expenses for the 2008-2009
operating year was $361,415.24; while our Total Income for the same period of
time was $356,206.05 – a loss of $5,209.19.Our fund balance as of June 30, 2009 was
$134,459.24; a decrease in the fund balance of $5,209.19. We currently have $57,747.79
in our checking account, $58,843.02 in our PIAA corporate account, $5,734.07 in
a Money Market account, and $12,134.36 in a Certificate of Deposit.
motion was made by Frank Parra (AD- Wyoming Area High School), seconded by Charlie
Turco (AD-Pittston Area High School) to approve the
Treasurer’s Report as submitted.All Ayes
Higgins presented the Credentials Report.There are 37 High Schools and 39 Junior High Schools present at
Chairman Tom Jenkins introduced Dr. Lombardi, who then spoke to the group on a
number of topics:
are no proposed amendments to submit to the member schools for their vote at
today’s annual district meeting.
By-Law Amendment Highlights: Dr. Lombardi referred to a handout distributed to
all member schools and emphasized the following:
natural break transfer was clearly defined as occurring in one of four
circumstances: a student has completed the highest grade of a Junior High and
is promoted by the school district to the Senior High; a student has completed
the highest grade of a public or private Junior High and has enrolled in a Private
Senior High School; a student has enrolled in the lowest grade of a public
Senior High after having completed the previous grade at a Private Junior High;
and, a student has enrolled in the lowest grade of a Private Senior High after
having completed the previous grade at a public Junior High.No paperwork is required to approve any
of the examples of a “natural break transfer”.
student who participates in a interscholastic practice, scrimmage, or contest
in a sport under a name other than the student’s own shall be ineligible
to participate in that sport for one year from the date of such participation
under an assumed name.
the meaning of “physical” contact in the out-of-season rules and
regulations for Football and explained that a principal may permit students to
use, in addition to helmets and shoes, its shoulder pads outside the PIAA
that a student who participates in organized physical contact football camp,
clinic, drill, practice, inter-school practice, scrimmage, contest, or similar
physical contact activities outside of the PIAA defined football season shall
be ineligible to participate in interscholastic football for a period of one
year from the date of such participation.Also, school’s blocking sleds may not be used by schools, coaches
and students outside of the PIAA defined football season.
the amendment to move girls spring soccer to the fall
effective July 1, 2010 and approved the same move effective July 1, 2012.
Matters of Interest: Dr. Lombardi referred to a handout distributed to all
member schools and emphasized the following items:
has adopted a disqualification response form in all sports, similar to the form
utilized in the sports of football and soccer, effective July 1, 2010.
the recommendation of the PIAA Golf Steering Committee to authorize a set of
forward tees for girls playing on boys’ golf teams, which approximate 85
% of the total yardage of the course that the boys play, effective July 1,
the policy for determining number of enrollment classifications in the sports
of Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, and Wrestling,
to include the sport of Golf, effective July 1, 2012.
NFHS Softball rule that changes the distance from the nearer edge of the
pitcher’s plate and the apex of home plate from 40 feet to 43 feet for
female fast pitch softball, effective July 1, 2010.
Lombardi also thanked the member schools for their assistance with the PIAA in
serving as host sites for PIAAState competitions in a
variety of sports.
Lombardi clarified the issue of boys’ participation in traditional female
sports such as field hockey and girls’ participation in traditional male
sports such as wrestling and football.The PIAA does not have a stance on this issue and member schools must
establish their own guidelines and procedures.
REPORTS:Chairman Majikes informed
member schools that all of the information for the spring district championships
is located on the web page.If you
have any questions, please refer to that sports’ chairperson.
BUSINESS – There was no old business conducted at today’s meeting.
ITEM 9NEW BUSINESS – The following new business
items were conducted:
Latinski entertained motions for the election of
motion was made by Jack Kelly (AD- Dunmore) and
by Tom Smith (AD – West Scranton) that
the present committeemembers be
A motion was made by Gerald
Bavitz (AD-Nanticoke Area), seconded by Tim Honeywell (AD- Berwick) that the
nominations be closed.All
The current committee members
will be retained as presently constituted.
motion was made by Brian Durkin (AD-ForestCity), seconded by Nancy Roberts
(AD-Dallas) to adjourn.All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:28 p.m.
District 2 Secretary
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