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: Mike Ognosky, Frank Victor, Danielle Adams, Jim Higgins, Don Kanavy, Bill King, Jim Marcks, Phil Cappellini
Advisors Present: Jim Sabatini
ITEM 2 The committee observed a moment of silence in memory of Frank Galicki’s mother, who recently passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank.
ITEM 3 A motion was made by Ray Lowery, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2007 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 4 In Frank Victor’s absence there was no treasurer’s report at today’s meeting.
ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes presented correspondence exchanged between Todd G. Burns, Principal of Pocono Mountain East High School and Brad Cashman, Executive Director of the PIAA, clarifying a number of questions regarding the No Child Left Behind Act and intra-district transfers that may occur as a result of the Act. The response from the PIAA was that such a transfer would be considered an administrative transfer in accordance with the By-Laws and would be permitted.
ITEM 6 The District II Committee discussed the potential of selling merchandise at
District II Championship events. Chairman Majikes distributed material
he had received from Lighthouse Sportswear of Grand Ledge, Michigan.
ITEM 7 A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Rich Walton, to approve a cooperative agreement between Fell Charter School and St. Rose Academy in the sport of Girls’ Basketball. All Ayes This motion has been previously passed at the State Board of Directors meeting contingent upon District II Committee action.
ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes reviewed information with the District II Committee regarding an incident that occurred at the 2007 District II Boys’ Team Championships at Fox Hill Country Club in which a vehicle was struck by a golf ball hit by a competitor during the team championships.
ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes updated the District II Committee on the request by Abington Heights to review their current enrollment figures to request relief from their previous submitted figures and be provided the opportunity to provide revised enrollment data to the PIAA for the purpose of establishing sports classifications for 2008-2010. Following the update, the District II Committee unanimously directed Chairman Majikes to request that the State Committee place this on the agenda for action at the next State Board of Directors meeting.
ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes informed the District II Committee that a District IV eligibility hearing has been scheduled that will involve a student transfer from a District II school, Dallas, to a District IV school, Benton.
ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes reviewed the current status of the Transfer Rule revisions as it sits before the PIAA State Board of Directors for consideration. The proposed revisions have been delivered to the schools and school personnel is requested to contact Chairman Majikes with any concerns, input, etc. immediately.
ITEM 12 Chairman Majikes presented a request from Lackawanna Trail to upgrade from AA to AAA in Field Hockey. The committee will act upon this request at a later meeting.
ITEM 13 The Fall Sports Workshops will be conducted on Thursday, December 20th at the PIAA State Office in Mechanicsburg in accordance with the following schedule:
8:00 A. M. Coaches
10:00 A. M. Volleyball
10:00 A. M. Cross Country
Noon Field Hockey
2:00 P. M. Football
ITEM 14 Chairman Majikes explained that two District II member schools have not yet remitted their dues payment for the 2007-2008 year. Chairman Majikes will contact both St. Michael’s and Wilkes-Barre Academy immediately to expedite the payment of those dues.
ITEM 15 Chairman Majikes reviewed House Resolution 501 (Sports Nutrition Education) and House Resolution 101 (High School Athletic Accountability Act of 2007) with committee members present. He provided a copy of each Resolution for their review.
ITEM 16 Chairman Majikes explained that Baseball Rule 4-2-2 has been modified in its second reading to read as follows: “. . . adopt Rule 4-2-2, 10 Runs after 5 innings, modify Rule 4-2-2, to included 15 runs after 3 innings, and modify Rule 4-2-2 to permit a time limit for those Contests played in community/public parks that prohibits a new inning from starting after a predetermined time, at all levels (Varsity, Junior Varsity, or otherwise) of competition.
ITEM 17 Frank Galicki, Sportsmanship Chairperson, presented a report on the various ejection numbers for District II Schools during the Fall sports season.
ITEM 18 Chairman Majikes reviewed correspondence from the USA Football Under – 19 National Team in which they reveal plans to sponsor one of eight teams that will compete in an Under – 19 World Championships in 2009. This competition will require the participation of High School Student-Athletes and all eligibility concerns are being reviewed at this time.
ITEM 19 Chairman Majikes reviewed topics discussed at the most recent PIAA State Board of Directors meeting:
Ø First Reading amending Article I, Section 2, “Age”
Ø First Reading amending Article III, Section 11, “Attendance and Cooperative Sponsorship”
Ø First Reading amending Article VII, “Foreign Exchange Students”
Ø First Reading amending Article XIII, “Penalties and Process to Appeal”
Ø First Reading amending Article XV, “Officials Removal”
Ø Second Reading amending Article XVI, “Season and Out of Season Rules”
ITEM 20 Chairman Majikes reviewed information regarding “Procedures to
Request Relief from Delinquent Wrestling Weight Assessments or
Hydration Tests in PIAA Wrestling Weight Control Program” as well as
other health topics relating to wrestling. Chairman Majikes will send out
copies to the Athletic Directors for their review tomorrow.
ITEM 21 Rich Walton, Wrestling Chairperson, reviewed the schedule of events for
the 2008 Wrestling Championships. Those dates will be placed on the
District II calendar available on the web site at www.piaad2.org.
ITEM 22 A motion was made by Joe Lalli, seconded by Maureen Williams, to increase the game fee for officials evaluators to $35. All Ayes
ITEM 23 A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Tom Finan, to approve the playing of the National Anthem prior to both games of a doubleheader at all District II Championships. All Ayes
ITEM 24 Chairman Majikes reviewed the sports classifications for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 years. Those classifications are available on the District II website, District II News.
ITEM 25 Chairman Majikes explained to the Committee that he is gathering information regarding the use of High School graduates/college players by Dunmore High School at their practices as they prepared for their recent state championship game in Football. Chairman Majikes explained that a written explanation will be forthcoming from the Dunmore Administration for review at the next District II Committee meeting scheduled for January 16, 2008 at Scranton High School.
ITEM 26 A motion was made by Joe Lalli, seconded by Dino Galella, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.
District II Secretary