BOARD OF CONTROL MINUTES November 16, 2017 Hermitage, Tennessee

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approved Minutes of Last Meeting
  3. The Board voted to give the state office staff permission to conduct the draw for the State Wrestling Tournament.
  4. Heard Review of the 2017 Regional Meetings
  5. Heard Review of 2017 Fall Sports state tournament events in golf, volleyball, girls’ soccer, cross country, and cheer/dance championships.
  6. The staff updated the Board on Regional Basketball Sites for 2017-2018
  7. Approved TSSAA Membership Contracts for 2017-2018
  8. All schools have paid membership dues for the 2017-18 school year so no action was taken regarding allowing schools to participate in postseason competition until any outstanding fines or membership dues are paid.
  9. Heard update from TSSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
  10. Heard update regarding the TMSAA Cross Country Championships that were held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Clarksville, TN.
  11. Approved TMSAA Basketball ChampionshipsThe Board approved the staff’s recommendation to begin hosting a TMSAA state basketball championship. These championships will begin in February of 2019. It will be a final four concept and will take place on a Friday night and Saturday. The plan is to use a High School and Middle School in Middle Tennessee, preferably held on the same campus.
  12. Approved request of The Cohn Learning Center for TSSAA Membership.The Cohn Learning Center is a public school in Davidson County under the jurisdiction of the Metro Nashville Public School System. They are a 9-12 school with a current enrollment of 80 students. Their request is to join immediately and seek a cooperative agreement with John Overton High School. They do not plan to offer any sports at their school.
  1. Approved request of Valor Collegiate Academy for TSSAA Membership.Valor Collegiate School is a charter school opening in Nashville under the Metro Nashville Board of Education. Their anticipated enrollment is approximately 220 ninth graders. Plans are to add a grade each year. They plan to offer basketball, cross country, volleyball, and soccer at the JV level only next year. They will be placed in Division I, Class A, District 7 in basketball, District 9 in soccer, Region 5 (Small) in cross country, and District 8 in girls’ volleyball.