TSSAA Board of Control Agenda – November 2015

November 12, 2015
Hermitage, TN

    1. Roll Call
    2. Approval of Minutes
    3. Drawing for State Wrestling Tournament
    4. 2015 Regional Meetings
      There were 5 proposals for changes in the TSSAA Bylaws on the Regional Meetings agenda this year.  A report of these meetings will be provided to the Board of Control.
    5. Review of 2015 Fall Sports
      The financial reports for all fall sports tournaments will be presented at the January meeting of the Board of Control.  The staff will provide a brief overview of the state tournament events in golf, volleyball, girls’ soccer, and cross country.  The staff will also give an update of the 2015 Cheerleading Championships as well as the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee State Football Championships in Cookeville.
    6. Update of Regional Basketball Sites for 2015-16
      A list of approved regional basketball sites is approved for this school year.  We are still in the process of finalizing sites.
    7. Approval of TSSAA Membership Contracts for 2015-16
    8. Outstanding Fines and Membership Dues
    9. Update from TSSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
      The TSSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee met on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  Mark Reeves will give an update to the Board.
    10. Highland Rim Academy Requests TSSAA and TMSAA Membership
      Highland Rim Academy is a Category II School in Cookeville, TN, licensed through the Tennessee Department of Education.  They have a current enrollment of 20 students in grades 6 through 8 and 15 students in grades 9 through 12.  If approved, the school plans to seek permission to form cooperative agreements with other schools in the area.
    11. Background Checks on TSSAA Registered Officials
      The staff is asking the Board to consider requiring all TSSAA officials to have a background check prior to registering.  Members of our staff have met with the TBI and will give the Board their professional opinion.
    12. TMSAA Cross Country Championships Update
      The TMSAA Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, in Clarksville, TN.  Staff will provide the Board with an update.
    13. Providence Christian Academy Requests TSSAA Membership for the 2016-17 School Year
      Providence Christian Academy is located in Murfreesboro, TN, and it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association of Christian Schools International.  They have a current enrollment of 48 students in grades 9 through 12.  If approved, the school plans to participate in Division II in the sports for boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ and girls’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, and boys’ soccer.
    14. Litigation Report
    15. Hardship Appeals
    16. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Requests Individual Wrestling Tournament Exception
      St. Andrew’s-Sewanee is requesting that the Board allow them to participate in more than four individual wrestling tournaments this upcoming season due to lack of participants and travel.  Mark Reeves will provide the Board with more input.