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O.I.A.A.A. Executive Committee March 2012 Meeting Minutes

Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ OHSAA Offices, 10:00 a.m.

(State Conference Planning Committee to meet @ 9:00 a.m.)
XXX Tom Farbizo, Past-President
XXX Mike Ferguson, Central District
XXX Matt Shomper, President
_____ Erik Beun, East District
XXX Tim Erickson, President-Elect
XXX Paul Powers, Northeast District
XXX Bruce Brown, Secretary
XXX Paul Moses, Northeast District
XXX Ralph Young, Treasurer
XXX Chris Fahim, Northwest District
XXX Randy King, Assoc. Treasurer
XXX Tim Cook, Southwest District
XXX Jim Rolfes, LTI Chair
XXX Bo Arnett, Southeast District
XXX Glen Gillespie, LTI Assoc. Chair
XXX Charles Miley, Exhibit Chair
XXX Bill Schumacher, Awards Chair
_____Dan Ross, OHSAA
_____Dick Weiss /TBA, Newsletter Editor
_____Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA
XXX Jim Harbuck, OASSA

*O.H.S.A.A.: Tim Erickson and Tom Farbizo provided updates from OHSAA:
1. Referendum items up for review. Should have a posting of items within next two weeks.
Key discussion items: Competitive Balance (“success factor”), FB Divisions
2. Association is moving toward “paperless” format; will take time but things are now in place to make that transition.
3. Recent issues have sparked conversations regarding use of and “housing” of tournament checking accounts. Jeff Jordan is working to develop some dialogue and guidelines for tournament managers and school treasurers to review.
4. A “Wheelchair” Committee is exploring competitive options for this segment of school participants.
5. April 24th is a “Booster Summit”; look for information coming out inviting school booster reps and A.Ds.

: Jim Harbuck provided updates associated with OASSA:
1. Pension reform has been hashed about since 2009. Some of the possible changes may soften the timelines. Being reviewed are “COLA” (cost of living adjustments) along with looking at “Defined” and “Contributed” benefits.
2. Briefly discussed the new Teacher and Principal Evaluation process and the training of administrative evaluators.
3. Shared information on the state’s Mid – Biennium Review and HB-116, Bullying)
4. Jim indicates that he is stepping down effective December 31, 2012, but would likely still work through October. Ken Baker has been selected as his replacement with OASSA beginning interviews for Ken’s replacement (as associate director) soon.


LTI – Jim Rolfes & Glen Gillespie:

  • Jim will officially step down as of April 1st. He shared his enjoyment in working for the OIAAA in the capacity of LTI Chair for the past 15 years and gave some encouragement to the group to “Stay Professional”. THANK YOU, Jim for all you have done.
  • The Summer Institute will not be held t his summer. The plans are to ramp-up the LTI offerings at the State Conference (2 blocks of offerings) and then review for the summer of 2013.
  • Jim will line up Mark Nicols to do a Turf breakout session on the Sunday session of the Conference followed by LTI 621 on Monday afternoon.
  • Additional notes from Jim:
    • OIAAA needs to either purchase additional projectors for LTI classes or secure same for the 2012 Conference.
    • Need toreview “advanced classes” that some of our CAA and CMAA administrators may want to have presented. In order to do so, must have qualified instructors to teach. As such, NIAAA does provide a program (upon request) that they would underwrite the cost of a qualified instructor to come into Ohio for the purpose of teaching the class.
    • Be aware of the “Athletic Programs of Merit” opportunities. There is additional information on the NIAAA website, but this assessment would provide qualified athletic departments to be recognized on a national level if they meet the criteria.
    • NIAAA provides an in-service program to schools for professional development and instruction for your athletic and school personnel.Programs offered are:
      • “Your Legal Duties”
      • “Management Strategies and Organizational Techniques”
      • “Dealing with Challenging Personalities”
      • These are 90-minute or 4-hour programs. Additional information can be found on the OIAAA website.
    • Continue to emphasize to your member athletic administrators that LTI and certification programs are now accredited by the North Central Association. For those members seeking CEU and other IPDP acknowledgements, this certification now carries critical “weight” with organizations. NOTE: Administrators need to create broad enough professional objectives to include these type of courses for their credit.

NEWSLETTER – Dick Weiss / TBA:

  • Bruce updated the Committee with his recent conversation with Dick. Dick indicates that he would be willing to work with a person to take over the newsletter tasks during a transition to the electronic publication (slated to begin in the summer of 2012).
  • The final PRINT version of our OIAAA newsletter will be sent out within the next four weeks.

EXHIBITS – Charles Miley:

  • Charlie has started conversations with ATC and the Hilton to determine best options for location of vendors and related paperwork. There is a conference being held at the Hilton in June they advise us to observe.
  • Charlie would like to push out data to vendors in May. Bruce and Charlie will be working to finalize the Conference Vendor brochure and have it ready to go within the next month.

AWARDS – Bill Schumacher:

  • Bill briefly reviewed some of the national timelines and what OIAAA must still address at this point.
  • He asked for volunteers to serve on the OIAAA Awards selection committee; Matt Shomper (as President) and Paul Moses (NE rep) to meet with Bill following the meeting to select the OIAAA representative
  • NOTE: The Awards Committee made the following selections for the NIAAA awards from Ohio:
    • Distinguished Service Award: Tom Farbizo, New Philadelphia HS
    • NFHS Citation Award: Paul Moses, Strongsville HS
  • Bill will pull together an update of the OIAAA Awards timelines and discussion points of how OIAAA might consider any changes to the current protocols

PROGRAM –Tom Farbizo:

  • Tom has shopped the Conference program with J&K Printing (Canton, OH); initial indication is that J&K can provide same quality at the same cost as 2011 program.
  • Randy King indicated that there were approximately 425 programs printed for
    the 2011 Conference.
  • Discussion concerning possible upgrades to the program (per Conference
    Vendor option, e.g. —Ad pages and Sponsor options). Tom will discuss same with J&K. Any additional costs for production would likely be absorbed by the additional fees obtained from sponsor ad options.

WEBSITE –Tim Cook:

  • Tim indicated that there has been progress made with ScheduleStar andadjustments to the OIAAA webpages.
  • Bruce asked if OIAAA was under any contractual obligation at this point with ScheduleStar. Currently, there is NO contract with SS; the last contract expired in February of 2010. Bruce suggested that at some point we would want to revisit this piece and have a sit-down conversation with SS once they have solidified some of their current tech issues.

II. MINUTES —Bruce Brown (from January 2012):

  • Bruce had sent electronic minutes to all Ex. Committee members. First by Charles Miley, Second by Tim Cook to accept minutes. All voted to accept.

III.FINANCIAL REPORT —Ralph Young/Randy King:

  • Ralph distributed the OIAAA fiscal report for January-February-March (to date).
  • Highlight areas:
    • There was $14,800 transferred from savings to checking
    • Final payment to TCG Booster Solutions was made (this completes the OIAAA obligation to TCG to cover costs of producing the printed newsletter)
    • Reimbursements to Ex. Committee members for January mileage along with NIAAA delegate reimbursements
    • Initial deposit ($500) made to Hilton-Easton for 2012 Conference
  • Ralph indicated concern for the current “low ebb” balances of $4,500 in checking and $21,000 in savings.
  • First by Tom Farbizo, Second by Mike Ferguson to accept the financial report. All voted to accept.

* Bruce distributed copies of the proposed Corporate Sponsors and the Conference Vendors/Sponsors brochures. He reviewed how the protocol would be addressed in securing sponsorships in each circumstance:
1. Corporate sponsors will be met with face-to-face and provided an in-depth conversation regarding the mission and current initiatives of the OIAAA.
2. The package options will be defined to potential sponsors but will be flexible in how each option may best be provided for every sponsor. “Everything can be negotiated”.
3. Once a potential Corporate Sponsorship has been identified and a proposal developed, the provisions of such a contract will be brought to the OIAAA Executive Com mittee for final approval.
4. For Conference Vendor Sponsors, the brochure will be distributed when Conference information is mailed to all potential sponsors. Upon request, vendors can be addressed with personal meetings to adjust and develop sponsorships.
* There was discussion relative to booth fees; it was agreed that booth fees would be raised by $100 per table with a $50 discount if the full payment was received before July 1, 2012.
* Within the brochure, there will also be a posting of event sponsorships along with Conference Program advertising.

a. Matt provided an update on the NIAAA Section 2 Summer meeting in Norfolk, VA.
b. The five delegates attending are to complete and turn in their information to Matt ASAP.
c. Dates of this year’s event are Thursday, June21 (evening) through Saturday, June 23
C. Budget Review & Approval:
a. Matt distributed a proposed budget and related adjustments (i.e., budget cuts)
b. (See previously distributed budget proposal)
c. Discussion regarding the mileage reimbursement discussion was tabled until the May meeting to better assess actual cost factors.
d. Matt asked Randy to forward the current chair stipends for review.
e. Discussion focused upon need for fee incr eases involving annual dues and conference registration fees:
i. Annual dues were raised from $35 to $50 in 2011.
ii. Costs pp at the Hilton will increase slightly; need to absorb that additional cost from somewhere.
iii. Recommended adjustments:
1. Leave member fee at current rate of $50
2. Raise the Conference fee for members from $70 to $95 to cover anticipated increases in venue costs
3. Create a “Non-member” Conference fee of $150
4. Raise “Lifetime Members” for retired athletic administrators from $100 to $200.
iv. First by Tom Farbizo, Second by Tim Cook to approve raises in membership and conference fees. All voted to approve.
f. An associated note: The Membership Registration form and the Conference Registration was discussed as being non-user friendly. To accommodate a “cleaner” version and to provide ease of access to information, the form(s) will be reviewed, edited and proposed in a new draft (Randy King to help provide edits)

D. UPDATE–OIAAA Conference:
a. Matt indicated that the review of the 2012 Conference agenda is being finalized by SW District.
b. Twyla Gillespie will investigate options for a “Spouse Program” to be offered on Sunday and/or Monday of the conference.
c. Final review and approval of the 2012 conference will be made at the May Ex. Committee meeting.
d. Thanks to SW District for pulling together a solid Conference agenda.

A. Selection of Executive Director:
a. Steve Conley (Fairbanks HS) and Bruce Brown are the two candidates who have expressed interest in the Executive Director position.
Steve submitted responses to a series of questions. Bruce was interviewed by a small committee of Ex. Committee members prior to the general Meeting.
b. Bruce was excused from the room while the Ex. Committee met to discuss their selection decision.
c. Upon Bruce return, First by Tim Cook, Second by Tom Farbizo to nominate Bruce Brown as Executive Director of the OIAAA. All voted to approve.
e. Conditions of service:
i.Reimbursement for mileage and expenses directly related to attendance at OIAAA-related conferences and meetings to be at same rate and opportunities and current Executive Board members.
ii. Compensation of 10% of any new Corporate Sponsorships brought in to contract with the OIAAA.
f. NOTE: As Bruce currently serves as the Secretary for OIAAA, the NE District will discuss and recommend a replacement for Bruce in this position. This person would then assume the duties for the balance of the eight-year officer rotation.
B. Membership Insurance Option:
a. Bruce shared current discussions to provide a liability and ADD (accidental death and dismemberment) insurance piece for OIAAA members.
b. K&K Insurance in currently working with some other state IAAs in this area. Bruce will have an update with associated cost an
d benefit package at the May meeting.

B. EAST Annual Spring Conference, April 27th
C. NORTHEAST Annual Spring Conference, April 23rd, Cuyahoga Falls
D. NORTHWEST Spring Conference, April 17th @ three different sites
F. SOUTHWEST: Annual Spring Outing, May 21st. Tim also reported that longtime member, Bob Huehl is recovering from surgery.

Additional Note:
NIAAA Executive Director, Bruce Whitehead’s father passed away this past week. A decision to provide a donation to the NIAAA endowment fund in Delbert Whitehead’s name will be made at our May meeting.

Motion to adjourn: First by Chris Fahim, Second by Mike Ferguson. All voted to approve. Meeting adjourned at 1:24 p.m.

Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 10:00–Conference Planning at 9:00
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 10:00–Conference Planning at 9:00
Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 10:00-Conference Planning at 9:00
State Conference = November 11-13, 2012
National Conference = December 14-18, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas

USA Coaching Coalition Members Team Up for 2012 National Coaching Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 1, 2012) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), along with other members of the USA Coaching Coalition, will host the 2012 National Coaching Conference June 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

Other members of the USA Coaching Coalition involved in this year’s conference are the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

This year’s theme is Sports – Take Part, Get Set for Life, with the conference looking to “educate, collaborate and influence” by bringing coaches, coach educators, organizations and sport scientists together to share research and new ideas.

“We are bringing together people who are from the university setting, governing bodies, state associations and interscholastic sport, as well as coaches associations,” said Tim Flannery, CMAA, NFHS Director of Coach Education. “The conference is really for providers of coaches education, and for those individuals who value training coaches.”

The conference offers 23 workshops and general sessions presented by university researchers, practitioners and athletic administrators. Presiding as the keynote speakers this year are Dr. Darren Treasure and Dr. Stephen Norris.

Treasure, former tenured associate professor at Arizona State University, worked with the NFHS in the design and development of the highly successful “Fundamentals of Coaching” course. He has had more than 60 scientific articles published, and has made keynote presentations at conferences in France, the United States, Norway, Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom. He is currently the performance director for the Oregon Project, working with famed coach Alberto Salazar and the United States distance runners.

Norris, vice-president of sport at WinSport Canada based in Calgary, Alberta, was previously the director of sport physiology & strategic planning at the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary, where he was responsible for Canada’s Winter Olympics sports teams. He also was adjunct assistant professor of applied physiology within the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary. He was a consultant to several national sports teams, taught and supervised graduate students specializing in applied physiology and sport science, as well as having a heavy involvement in coach education.

Conference registration fees are $350 – $150 for students – before April 15, and $425 – $225 for students – after April 15. The fees cover five meals, including two breakfasts, two luncheons and the Opening Reception at the NCAA Hall of Champions, as well as a free tour of Lucas Oil Stadium with registration.

Registration for the conference, along with a listing of the various workshop topics and descriptions, are available on the NFHS Web site at www.nfhs.org/Conferences. Click on “National Coaching Conference.”

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About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS Web site at www.nfhs.org.

The OIAAA is proud to present Harvey Alston for the State Administrators Conference

The OIAAA is proud to present Harvey Alston for the State Administrators Conference

Considered one of the most dynamic, “high octane” speakers in America. Harvey Alston has been a full-time speaker since 1989. He has spoken to millions of people throughout the United States who
have benefited not only from his knowledge, but also from the wisdom that Harvey Alston brings to the finish line.

Harvey Alston’s unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the best. Harvey Alston believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment and the dignity of human beings.

As one of the most in-demand speakers in America, Harvey Alston’s career has spanned positions from head football coach of Columbus East High School in Ohio in 1968, to assistant director of
student financial aid at the university level. As an educator he’s taught English, biology, health, life sciences and math curricula. Over the years, Harvey Alston has received recognition and awards from such diverse groups and organizations as the Ohio House of Representatives as one of Ohio’s Finest Citizens, the City of Columbus declared a Harvey Alston Day, and he was commissioned a
Kentucky Colonel, and has received numerous national recognitions and awards. However, none has more impact than the response from those individuals whose lives have been dramatically changed. People walk away from Harvey Alston’s presentations knowing they have just heard someone who “has been around the track a few times” and one who shares it in a way that people do not forget. He has the courage it takes to remind people that life is only what they make it, that self respect does not come with the job, but is brought to the job by people who do the best they can do, with whatever work is available to them.

Harvey Alston’s enterprise is called Best Inc., based on his philosophy and his book titled “Be the Best.” He is a member of the National Speakers Association and serves on the advisory board to the Olentangy School District, the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School and many civic boards, panels,and commissions. “I’ve seen Harvey not just excite, but ignite those who have long cashed it in.” Todd Alles

For more information go to www.harveyalston.com

O.I.A.A.A. Executive Committee January 2012 Meeting Minutes

O.I.A.A.A. Executive Committee
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Crowne Plaza North
10:00 a.m.
(State Conference Planning Committee to meet @
9:00 a.m
X = In attendance
Tom Farbizo, Past

Mike Ferguson, Central
Matt Shomper, President
Erik Beun, East District
Tim Erickson, President

Powers, Northeast District
Bruce Brown, Secretary
Paul Moses, Northeast District
Ralph Young, Treasurer
Chris Fahim, Northwest
Randy King, Assoc. Treasurer
Tim Cook, Southwest
Jim Rolfes, LTI Chair
Bo Arnett, Southeast
Glen Gille
spie, LTI Assoc. Chair
Charles Miley, Exhibit Chair
, Awards Chair
, Conference Program Chair
Dick Weiss, Newsletter
_____Dan Ross, OHSAA
Jim Harbuck, OASSA
_____Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA
Tim Erickson reported updates from OHSAA meetings/discussions:
Referendum items to be posted soon
Board of Directors has changed fine structure for schools (raising fines as a deterrent
to violations)
“Balance & Equity”
Committees meeting; Division I FB dialogue
Committee to look at “Summer Rules/Contact Periods”
To date, 763 “Bona Fide Change of Residence” requests w/60 rejected; four cases
currently in court
Consideration being given to start BKB practice dates the Mond
ay PRIOR to the
currently scheduled Friday start dates in ’12

Conversations in T&F regarding wheelchair

access racing and events
Jim Harbuck reports on legislative updates (handout):
(See handout from meeting for details)
May 9, 2012:
Athletic Conference (OASSA); Athletic Committee considering topic
areas for conference; send suggestions to Jim (
Cheerleading/Dance Regional registrations are up
ORC 3319.02

Administrative evalu
ations are now ANNUAL; “be aware that without a
written evaluation, you become automatically renewed as an administrator).
January 22, 2012


Jim Rolfes
Jim is working with Glen Gillespie
now; both attended the State
Coordinators meeting in Indy;
in state LTI Faculty list to NIAAA
Ohio is in

line with most states’ fees for LTI courses
Reminded all of NIAAA QPA; need to apply online; criteria is on
the OIAAA website.
NIAAA has launched In

Service/Staff Development Programs:
“Your Legal Duties”
“Management Strategies & Organization”
“Dealing with Challenging Personalities”
These in

services are either 90 minutes or 4

segments. Instructors assigned by NIAAA (from same
state). Promote this as “Staff Development
Opportunities” within your sch
ool or association district.
Webinar courses are being well

Continue to promote LTI within your District
LTI Academy is under consideration for either June or July.
Suggestions for course offerings now accepted by Jim/Glen.

Dick Wei
Discussion about online newsletter (see notes later in Minutes)
Bruce will contact Dick Weiss to update
Contract for hard copy production is finishing
Current production cost is about $7,000 annually

Charles Miley
Charlie provided print upd
ates on 2011 vendors and feedback
regarding our conference.
There is one vendor who has not paid

National Award timelines coming on us (April 1 is deadline for
NIAAA and NFHS submissions)
District nominations should be forwarded to new
Awards chair
for approval at March meeting

General discussion relative to Conference Program options and
past history (more notes on Program Chair in Minutes)

Tim Cook
Tim indicates that ScheduleStar
is attempted to fix past issues
and would like to assist OIAAA with updates and upgrades
Discussion focused upon WHAT we will want to have addressed
and how we want content to appear on our website when we

O.I.A.A.A. Executive Committee November 2011 Meeting Minutes

Executive Committee Notes
Monday, November 14, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Attending: Tom Farbizo, Matt Shomper, Tim Erickson, Bruce Brown, Ralph Young, Randy King,
Eric Beun, Tim Cook, Paul Powers, Paul
Moses, Bo Arnett, Mike Ferguson, Charlie Miley.
Matt Shomper presided over meeting as incoming president.
Matt conducted a verbal survey those Executive Committee members who would be
attending the NIAAA National Conference in Indianapolis for purposes of determining
who Ohio delegates would be. Those
Ex. Committee members attending and also
serving as Ohio’s delegates:
Matt Shomper
Tom Farbizo
Tim Erickson
Bruce Brown
Ralph Young (?)
Following the meeting, Tim Erickson indicated he would not be
attending the national; Mike Ferguson was selected to repr
esent Tim as
an Ohio delegate.
Discussion re: 2012 State Conference. There were two points that were under
consideration among the Ex. Committee members:
SITE: There is still split opinion of whether the economics (potential lower cost)
of staying at the
Crowne Plaza outweigh the location and “creature comforts”
that the Hilton

Eason provides. The Committee opted to wait until the 2011
Conference expenses are made available and asked Mike Ferguson to firm

up a
“most accurate” estimate of expenses with th
e Hilton

Easton utilizing 2011
registrations and general conference format.
FORMAT: The consensus of the Committee (based upon attendees’ feedback)
was that the adjusted format used in 2011 was a success and accomplished the
intended goals of the changes.
Identified standing chair positions and need to select a chair:
Treasurer (Randy King named to
work with and eventually replace
LTI Coordinator: A motion to select Glen Gillespie was made and seconded.
Upon additional discussion, it was dete
rmined that two other candidates had
indicated an interest in the position; to provide for fairness and transparency in
the selection process, it was decided to provide each of the three candidates a
timeline to submit information regarding their candidacy
. Matt Shomper will
gather the information from each of the three candidates and distribute data to
the Executive Committee for a vote. The three candidates are: Glen Gillespie
(NW), Dave Bell (E) and Jon Payne (SW).
Awards: Will need to seek candidates
to replace Kip Witchey.
State Conference Program: Randy King will be moving into the Treasurer
position; will need to seek candidates to replace him.
Paul Moses reminded all that nominations for the NIAAA/NFHS awards will be due soon
for Ohio selection
, 2012

OIAAA Recommends Executive Director Position

During the 2010-2011 school year, the OIAAA Executive Committee appointed an Ad Hoc committee to research and study the benefits of creating a position of Executive Director within the organization. Currently, over 40 state Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Associations (IAAAs) deploy an organizational model which operates by utilizing an Executive Director working with an Executive Board. This trend (utilizing an Executive Director) continues to evolve at the national level as state IAAAs look to become more efficient and deliver enhanced service to its members and member schools.

Although each state IAAA varies in how they conduct their affairs, those IAAAs which utilize the Executive Director model have indicated several significant benefits of such a plan. Areas of noteworthy advantages include (but not limited to):
1. Provides organizational and leadership continuity.
2. Preserves the historical integrity of the organization.
3. Provides a consistent resource base.
4. Creates additional revenue and overall savings for the organization.
5. Fosters stronger partnerships with other state associations.
6. Provides a focused communication conduit within the organization.
7. Encourages visionary and best practice leadership.
8. Creates a more professional and educational-oriented organization.
9. Provides a constant strategic plan focus.
10. Creates a consistent avenue of information exchange between the state IAAA and the NIAAA.
11. Enhances the working relationship between the state IAAA and the respective state High School Athletic Association.
12. Provides necessary support services.

The OIAAA Ad Hoc committee identified specific focus areas that an Executive Director would be of most benefit to the OIAAA. Among these services would be to:
1. Serve as a direct liaison between the body membership and the OIAAA Executive Board:
1. Advise and work with the sitting OIAAA Executive Officers and Board in implementing goals related to the mission of the OIAAA.
2. Work with the OIAAA Executive Board in the development and execution of a long-range (five year) Strategic Plan.
3. Note: The Executive Director would NOT have voting privileges
2. Promote Membership and Member Services:
1. Facilitate strategies to Increase membership in the OIAAA and NIAAA
2. Work with a Membership Chairperson in maintaining an accurate listing and status of members as well as oversee the annual membership drive.
3. Communicate with District directors the status and years of service of membership.
4. Collaborate with OHSAA and the New Athletic Administrators annual conference.
5. Continual promotion and development of benefits of membership to OIAAA members.
3. Oversee direct communication between OIAAA and NIAAA including, but not limited to:
1. Requesting print materials for state membership and state conference
2. Submission of Ohio nominations for NIAAA recognitions (HOF, State Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, Certificates of Merit, Kovaleski Award, and Award of Merit).
3. Coordination of student scholarship applications
4. Assist with administration of Professional Development and LTI programs
5. Endorsement of NIAAA board and delegate representation
6. Promotion of the NIAAA Certification Program (RAA, CAA, CMAA)
7. Additional collaboration between OIAAA and NIAAA
4. Be the key communicator (liaison) and nurture relationships with Ohio and national professional administrative organizations in the promotion of the role of interscholastic athletic administrators:
5. Ohio Department of Education
5. Chairperson of Annual State Workshop and Conference:
1. Work closely with host District Workshop coordinator in development of conference agenda.
2. Administer and assist with successful operation of overall conference (including areas involving vendors, registrations, awards, facility contracts, conference printing needs).
6. Organize and maintain the housing of permanent properties of the OIAAA:
1. Records
2. Publications
3. Corporate agreements
4. Conference materials and hard copy items
5. Updating of OIAAA Constitution as necessary
7. Develop and increase OIAAA partnerships/sponsorships:
1. Establish records and contracts upon approval by OIAAA Executive Board
2. Coordinate with OIAAA webmaster sponsorship information and signage per corporate agreements.
3. Nurture opportunities for partnerships that provide value and assistance to members and member schools.
8. Associated duties may include:
1. Association correspondence and mailings
2. Oversee all association publications
3. Assist with coordination of website data and information
4. Serve as legislative liaison
5. Active participation in the National Executive Directors Council (NEDC)
6. Maintain other strategic alliances
7. Assist with coordination annual Section 2 meetings and activities.

Associated duties or expectations:
1. In coordination with the OIAAA Executive Board, initiate a short- and long-term plan (Strategic Plan) to clarify the mission, vision and values of the organization. Within this initiative should be considered:
1. Review of current committees and assignment of duties. Assess efficiency of such programs and determine future action plans.
2. Update and project fiscal pro-forma based upon recent fiscal history and projected revenue from memberships, conference fees and corporate sponsorships
2. Chief promoter of professional development opportunities for athletic administrators:
1. LTI courses (RAA, CAA, CMAA)
2. NFHS Coach Education

Initially, the position will be served on a volunteer basis to insure good fiscal stewardship to the organization. Other state IAAAs currently utilizing an Executive Director have established compensation in the range of volunteer to stipends; in some states, the stipend contains steps for longevity and/or tiered based upon new corporate partnership contracts that are initiated. The OIAAA Executive Committee may consider some level of compensation at a future point in time if the support is fiscally appropriate.

The consensus of the OIAAA Ad Hoc Committee and the OIAAA Executive Committee is to recommend that the position of Executive Director be established and to create an organizational infrastructure which could support a long-term position.

To move forward with such a plan, the proposal of creating a position of Executive Director
will be in the form of a vote among OIAAA members attending the November state conference in Columbus. In addition to the information contained within this article, there will be material included in each attendees packet at the state conference along with a posting on the OIAAA website (www.oiaaa2.wpengine.com).

For additional information regarding the Executive Director position, please contact your OIAAA District representative.

OASSA Update For OIAAA Executive Board May 15, 2011

I. House BiIl153 -The Budget Bill

The House Finance and Appropriations Committee has rolled a substitute version of Governor John Kasich’s budget bill (HBI53) that increases funding to schools by $80 million over the next biennium.
The $40 million per year increase is he result of a $23 per pupil increase each year ofthe biennium and a maximum 20% reduction in state formula aid for all districts. The increase to schools will result in a decrease for other state agencies, and city, county and local governments.

Another ofthe governor’s proposals removed in the House version is the plan to *shift 2% of pension contributions from employers to employees. The Kasich team had marketed the shift as a cost-saving measure for schools and other public employers, projecting that schools alone would save about $230 million as a result.

A few other education-related in the new bill include:

  • Requires the Ohio Department ofEducation (ODE) to report annually to each district its ratio of administrative vs. instructional spending;
  • Allows the State Board of Education to act as a sponsor for a community school and grant a direct charter to the school;
  • Clarifies that a community school building is a public building for taxation purposes;
  • Exempts community schools from BMI testing;
  • Exempts e-schools from immunization requirements;
  • Permits an individual aged 22-29 who does not have a diploma or certificate of equivalence to enroll for up to two years in a dropout recovery program free of tuition and earmarks $1 million per year for this purpose;
  • Provides two new options for schools to make up calamity days: electronic make-up and “blizzard bags” (homework);
  • Allows more than one charter school to operate in the same building;
  • Reinstates the e-school moratorium;
  • Permits the establishment ofhybrid community schools that provide both remote technology-based and classroom-based instruction and permits existing community schools to restructure themselves as hybrid community schools.
  • *Note: The bill is now in the Senate Finance Committee where there is talk of re?instatingthe shiftofthepensioncontribution.

    II. House Bill 202 -Retire Rehire Legislation
    House Bill 202, introduced on April 12, 2011, by Representative Richard Hollington (R-Chagrin Falls) would reduce the pension payment of any person who receives retirement benefits from a public pension system and is employed in a position covered by one of Ohio’s public pension plans.

    SB 165 School Curriculum (Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township) Includes content
    on specified historical documents in the state academic standards and in the high school American history and govermnent curriculum. Introduced May 3. (See HB 211

    B 146 Teacher Tax Credit (Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster) Allows a credit against the personal income tax for amounts spent by teachers for instructional materials. Introduced on April 12, this bill is assigned to the Ways and Means and Economic Development Committee.

    HB 155 School Bullying (Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo) Enacts the “Jessica Logan Act” to require that public school bullying policies prohibit bullying by electronic means and address certainactsthatoccur offschoolpropertyandrequires stafftrainingonthe bullying policy. HB ISS is a companion bill to SB 127 and is in the House Education Committee.

    HB 157 Dyslexia Education (Kirk Schuring, R-Canton) Authorizes educational service centers to provide teacher professional development on dyslexia. Introduced March IS, the bill is in the Education Committee.

    HB 191 Length of School Year (Bill Hayes, R-Harrison Township) Establishes a minimum School year based on hours ofinstruction rather than days as follows: each school so provided and each chartered nonpublic school shall be open for instruction with pupils in attendance, including scheduled classes, supervised activities, and approved education options but excluding lunch and breakfast periods and extracurricular activities, for not less than four hundred eighty hours in the case of pupils in kindergarten unless such pupils are provided all-day kindergarten, as defined in section 3321.05 ofthe Revised Code, in which case the pupils shall be in attendance for nine hundred sixty hours; nine hundred sixty hours in the case ofpupils in grades one through six; and one thousand fifty hours in the case ofpupils in grades seven through twelve in each school year.

    This bill was introduced April 7 and assigned to the House Education Committee. Similar bills have been introduced in previous General Assemblies.

    HB 205 Community Schools (Tim Derickson, R-Oxford) Permits the establishment of hybrid community schools that provide both remote teclmology-based and classroom?based instruction. Introduced April 20.

    HB 208 School Bullying (Michael Stinziano, D-Columbus) Requires that school anti?bullying policies prohibit harassment, intimidation, or bullying that is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of a student. Introduced April 20.

Dale Ridenour, AD and OIAAA Hall of Famer Passes Away

Dale Ridenour, Athletic Director at Lemon-Monroe HS passed away on Tuesday April 12. Dale was the AD at Monroe for thirty-two years. He entered the OIAAA Hall of Fame in 2000. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

NFHS Coaching Available Online February 1st

Publication of the NFHS Coaches Quarterly ended with the Winter 2010 issue. Effective February 2011, the new NFHS Coaching Today will be available

All high school coaches and other leaders in high school sports will be able to access NFHS Coaching Today at www.nfhs.org and www.nfhslearn.com
on February 1, 2011.

NFHS Coaching Today will have its own Web page and will be updated on a regular basis. Major feature articles, department columns and sport-specific articles will be updated monthly. Coaching tips, facts, quotes and other helpful information will be provided on a daily and weekly basis. Topics such as coach-athlete relationship, sport specialization, proper nutrition, motivating athletes, coaching life skills, dealing with media, injury prevention and structuring practice will be addressed in the first few months.