Meeting was convened at 4:15 p.m. by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.
Absent but accounted for: Donald Kanavy, Mike Ognosky, Tom Jenkins
ITEM 2 A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the minutes of the March 15, 2006meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank Victor announced that he will have a complete treasurer’s report for presentation at the April 19, 2006 Annual Business Meeting. Frank also distributed 2005-06 Expense Sheets to committee members and asked that they be returned at the Business Meeting next week.
ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes announced that the PIAA State Office had issued Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) on March 29, 2006for the 2006-07, 2007-08, and/or 2008-09 PIAA Basketball Championships (Finals). Chairman Majikes provided committee members with copies of the RFP’s.
ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes reviewed the response from Anita Sirak, Principal of Bishop O’Hara, regarding the recent disqualification of a student-athlete from Bishop O’Hara from a boys’ basketball game.
ITEM 6 The following motions were made regarding approval of eligibility in
accordance with Article VI- Transfers and Residence – principal-to-
principal sign offs – all paperwork is in order:
a.) A motion was made by Jim Sabatini, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve eligibility of Devon Fogarty, AbingtonHeights to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
b.) A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve eligibility of Mike Pasqualichio, Abington Heights to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
c.) A motion was made by Bob Okrasinski, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve eligibility of Sally Histed, Western Wayne to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
d.) A motion was made by Ross Scarantino, seconded by Danielle DiPietro, to approve eligibility of Ron French, Western Wayne to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
e.) A motion was made by Mike Costanza, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve eligibility of Richard LaRussa, Dunmore to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
f.) A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Bob Okrasinski, to approve eligibility of Ron Yonkoski, Abington Heights to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
g.) A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Ross Scarantino, to approve eligibility of Bryson Ehrgood, Western Wayne to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
h.) A motion was made by Danielle DiPietro, seconded by Jim Sabatini, to approve eligibility of Stephen Kahn, Western Wayne to Bishop O’Hara, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
i.) A motion was made by Joe Lalli, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve eligibility of Jacob Buczynski, North Pocono to Pittston Area, for the 2006-07 school year. All Ayes
ITEM 7 PIAA State Board of Directors Meeting – Chairman Majikes reviewed information from the latest State Board of Directors meeting:
a.) Reviewed a statement issued on March 27, 2006 regarding a meeting between the Philadelphia Catholic Schools and the PIAA in which a discussion was held on the possibility of the Philadelphia Catholic League joining the PIAA. Officials present at the meeting anticipate that their dialogue will continue to probe the advantages and challenges as they discuss the future.
b.) Chairman Majikes distributed copies of Senate Bill 1157 to committee members. This bill provides the opportunity for the nonpublic and private school students who reside in a district have the opportunity to participate in the extracurricular public school activities in their district of residence.
c.) Chairman Majikes announced that the State Board of Directors is currently reviewing the soccer and golf classifications for potential action.
d.) The State Board of Directors is also currently reviewing the practice of member schools distributing shoulder pads to football players attending camps that allow contact.
e.) Chairman Majikes distributed information regarding “Dynamite Sports Professional Development Training” seminars.
f.) The committee reviewed the final sports disqualification numbers for the winter sports seasons. In basketball, District II had 8 players and 8 coaches disqualified for a total of 16; in wrestling, 8 players and 2 coaches were disqualified for a total of 10. In basketball, 6 of the players and 2 of the coaches were at the varsity level, while 2 of the players and 6 of the coaches were at the junior varsity level. In wrestling, 6 of the players and 1 of the coaches were at the varsity level, while 2 of the players and 1 of the coaches was at the junior high level.
g.) Chairman Majikes distributed and reviewed the number of entries for the various sports championships for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years.
h) Chairman Majikes discussed a proposed PIAA b-law change that would require member schools to provide a changing area separate and apart from those changing areas utilized by student-athletes. This is currently being readied for a second reading before the State Board.
ITEM 8Chairman Majikes quickly reviewed the format and agenda for the Annual Business Meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Pittston Convention Center at 4:00 p.m.
ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes reviewed the availability of all District II committee members for the Business Meeting and the Banquet.
ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes reviewed the various banquet responsibilities of the District II committee members who will be in attendance at the Business Meeting and Banquet.
ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes informed the committee that a date for the continuation of the eligibility hearing regarding a student eligibility request on a transfer from Western Wayne to Bishop O’Hara is still pending. Also, there will be a new hearing on another transfer request from Western Wayne to Bishop O’Hara following the submission of paperwork and a request for hearing based on the concern by the Western Wayne administration that they are aware of other facts or circumstances which would lead them to believe that the transfer, was in whole or in part, for athletic purpose. A date for the hearing has not yet been established.
ITEM 19 A motion was made by Jim Sabatini, seconded by Frank Galicki, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m.
District II Secretary