TSSAA Legislative Council Minutes – December 2014

December 10, 2014
Hermitage, Tennessee

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approved Minutes of Previous Meeting
  3. Voted to elect Dan Black as President.  Voted to elect Mike Reynolds as Vice President.
  4. Reviewed summary of the 2014 Regional Meetings
  5. New Business
    1. Approved proposed addition to Article I, Section 8 (Responsibility of the Principal) to the TSSAA Bylaws:

      Section 8: Member schools are responsible for the conduct of coaches.  Public criticism of game officials by administrators or coaches will result in a fine of $500.00 assessed to the school.  Other non-monetary penalties may be assessed by the Executive Director based on the facts.

      Voted to add Q & A examples to the handbook to more clearly define what could warrant a fine.

    2. Denied proposed addition to Article I, Section 6 (Cooperative Programs) of the TSSAA Bylaws:

      For independent schools that co-op with other schools for football, basketball, baseball, and softball, if the school with their name on the uniform is an independent school, that school will be required to include the enrollment of the other school for classification purposes.

    3. Approved proposed change to Article IV, Section 8 (TMSAA Sports Calendar) of the TMSAA Bylaws:

      For boys’ and girl’s Track & Field, there will be no restrictions to off-season practice.

    4. Approved proposed revisions to Article IV, Section 8 (TSSAA Sports Calendar) of the TSSAA Bylaws:

      In an effort to create more consistency regarding the number of weeks of practice and regular season competition, the TSSAA will used the NFHS Standardized Calendar as a guide for setting the TSSAA Sports Calendar.