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Meeting Minutes of the IESA Board of Directors

April 6, 2001

The meeting was called to order by President Link at 10:00 a.m. The following members were present: Hochstatter, Spiezio, Vaughan (arrived at 10:10), Link, Isackson, Silvey, Lindsey, Birkey (left at 12:45 p.m.), Reising, Cox, Mulligan, and Graham. Also present were Steve Endsley, Brad Lucey, and Nicole Schaefbauer from the IESA staff.

Motion by Graham/Mulligan to approve the January, 2001, regular meeting minutes as presented. Carried.

Mr. Reising presented the Treasurer's report. Motion by Spiezio/Lindsey to approve the treasurer's report and file for the auditor. Carried.

Representatives from the Universal Cheerleading Association addressed the Board concerning the possibility of IESA starting a cheerleading competition utilizing the services of the UCA. Jeff Webb, CEO of UCA and Varsity Spirit Corporation, Karl Olson, Midwest Regional Manager, and Angela Pierce, Illinois manager, all addressed the Board and reported on the philosophy of UCA and ways that UCA would assist the IESA with such competition. After their presentation, motion by Reising/Graham, for the Executive Director to continue looking into the possible implementation of a cheerleading activity and report to the Board at the June meeting with additional information. Carried.

Division Reports

Division H--Mr. Lindsey indicated that he had been contacted concerning the addition of the triple jump as an event in the state track series. The track and field advisory committee will discuss this at their meeting in May.

Division L--Mr. Mulligan inquired about the time schedule for the finals of the girls volleyball tournament, the amount of money that the Association is paying to Royal Publishing for the printing of the programs, and that a great response was received for the bands playing at the state tournaments.

Assistant Executive Director Report

None

Associate Executive Director Report

Mr. Lucey presented the Associate Executive Director's report. He presented information on a coach from Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center that intentionally played a student in a 7th grade game that was not a student at Bourbonnais. Motion by Reising/Cox to suspend the coach for the first three games of the 2001-2002 season and not allow the coach to attend the contest in which he is suspended. Carried. Mr. Lucey also requested that moderators who work the scholastic bowl finals receive mileage. Motion by Graham/Cox to pay state scholastic bowl moderators 20 cents per mile in addition to their match wage. Carried.

Executive Director's Report

Mr. Endsley presented the Executive Director's report. He thanked those Board members who worked the booth at the March Madness Experience. He informed them of the IHSA Officials Advisory Committee meeting agenda.

Old Business

The Board was updated on the upcoming elections for Divisions A, C, E, K and L.

Information concerning the National Federation Summer Meeting was distributed and discussed.

President Link recessed the meeting for lunch at 12 noon and re-convened the meeting at 12:30 p.m.

Each Board member received the name of the student who was selected to represent his/her division in the 3rd annual Scholar Attitude award. The luncheon to honor the 14 individuals selected is set for April 26.

Mr. Endsley reviewed with the Board the meetings that took place with Edinburg and Urbana concerning sportsmanship incidents.

New Business

The Board was presented with the recommendations for most state sites for 2001-2002 school year. Motion by Graham/Lindsey to approve the recommended sites as presented. Carried. Ex. Director's Note: State sites for the 2001-2002 school year are listed on the IESA web site.

The Board was presented with a bid from the current supplier of trophies, plaques, and ribbons. Motion by Graham/Spiezio to accept the three-year bid for trophies, plaques, and ribbons from A & M Products, Princeton, IL Carried.

Board Committee Reports

Dr. Silvey presented the recommendations of the Staff Relations Committee. The Board received a resignation letter from Associate Executive Director, Brad Lucey. Motion by Mulligan/Silvey to accept Mr. Lucey's resignation, effective May 31, 2001. Carried. Because of Mr. Lucey's resignation, several items regarding the administrative vacancy, replacement procedures, and current administrative staff salaries were discussed. Motion by Graham/Silvey to promote Nicole Schaefbauer to the Associate Executive Director position and set salary terms for her. Carried. Motion by Graham/Cox to set salary terms for the Executive Director. Carried. Motion by Graham/Cox to set salary terms for the full-time clerical staff. Carried. Motion by Mulligan/Hochstatter to set the hourly wage for Brenda Kingery. Carried. Motion by Hochstatter/Spiezio to offer to sell the 1997 Lumina office car to Brad Lucey for a price of $6000. Carried.

Advisory Committee Reports

Basketball--Mr. Lucey presented the recommendations of the Basketball Advisory Committee. A motion to allow IESA member schools to play 7 minute quarters for both home and away games with members of the SIJHSAA was tabled. Motion by Hochstatter/Silvey to survey member schools concerning the merits of playing seven minute quarters. Carried. Motion by Lindsey/Spiezio to, effective with the 2001-2002 school year, change By-Law 4.0412 so that boys basketball teams cannot start tryouts/practice until Monday of week 16 in the standardized calendar. Carried. The Board received copies of the financial composite reports.

Speech--The Board received copies of the financial composite reports.

Volleyball--Mr. Cox presented the recommendations of the Volleyball Advisory Committee. Motion by Reising/Silvey to change the game times on Saturday of the state finals to the following schedule: 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12 noon, 1:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. Carried. Motion by Cox/Silvey to allow only team personnel on the court during warm-ups and team introductions during state series matches. Carried. Motion by Cox/Isackson to prohibit ball handling prior to the coin toss for state tournament series matches. Carried.

Wrestling--Mr. Endsley presented the recommendations of the Wrestling Advisory Committee. Motion by Lindsey/Silvey to delete By-Law 4.0551 and require all contestants to conform with the National Federation rules regarding uniform. Carried. Motion by Hochstatter/Silvey to add a place for a 3rd coach on the pass gate list at the state meet. Carried. Motion by Reising/Hochstatter to change By-Law 2.1283 so the IESA Office hires all wrestling regional officials. Carried. Motion by Reising/Lindsey to change By-Law 4.0593 so that the first, second, and third place finishers at the sectional tournament receive medals. Carried. Motion by Hochstatter/Silvey to add a note in By-Law 4.0561 that no re-seeding will be done after all 18 weight classes have been seeded. Carried. A recommendation by the committee to re-survey the schools regarding changes to the weight classes did not receive a motion and was therefore defeated. The Board received copies of the financial composite reports.

Other New Business

Mr. Link appointed Mr. Spiezio, Ms. Isackson, and Mr. Lindsey to the Nominating Committee.

Motion by Lindsey/Cox to approve the expenses of the meeting. Carried.

There being no further business, motion by Graham/Mulligan to adjourn the meeting. Carried. President Link adjourned the meeting at 2:20 p.m.



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