New OHSAA Competitive Balance Proposal: Cliff Notes

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OHSAA Board of Directors Unanimously Approves Competitive Balance Proposal

Similar Plan from 2013 Will be Voted Upon By Membership in May

This afternoon OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross addressed a panel of statewide media via confernece call fromt eh OHSAA offices in Columbus. The topic? The OHSAA’s NEW Competitive Balance Proposal. This proposal – the fourth of its kind – is set to be sent to schools for vote at the end of April. An announcement regarding its passage/denial is expected May 16. Earlier today the OHSAA released a statement regarding the new CBP. It can be accessed below. Also below are our Tweets during today’s teleconference. Consider it a scaled down version of what’s to come…

CLICK HERE FOR THE OHSAA’S NEW COMPETITIVE BALANCE PRESS RELEASE

OUR TAKES/TWEETS

*No. 1 issue schools wanted to deal with was CB. 4x greater than No. 2 – Transfers.

*Previous opposing group unable to generate signatures to enter new petition for split

*Former Wayne County group leaders approve this new proposal

*Add roster # from sport (based on address/history) to Emis number = Division Placement

*Increase in EMIS # for each student from outside district…Football (2)

*Increase in EMIS # for each student from outside district…VB, BKB, SB, BB (5)

*Increase in EMIS # for each student from outside district…SCR (6)

*OHSAA allowing catholic schools to choose a parrish or feeder school to designate as home school. Just one.

*Going to allow private schools to designate one parrish/feeder school as home school.

*Previous year’s numbers/roster will affect next year’s divisions.

*OHSAA will have to do a good job clarifying how this all works. Town Hall meetings in April key.

*Additional proposal on ballot to force schools to return ballot (not vote, just return)

*Will have compliance support people working with schools to put system together

*Dr. Ross: “We do believe we can put it in place and pilot it”

*Very severe penalties if someone “doesn’t want to play nice in the sandbox” with this

*One issue remains individual sports…Golf, Tennis, XC, Gymnastics, Swimming

*It was never intended to deal with Division I…

*Feel that seventh divisional title in football at least alleviated some strain

*Division I is an animal all its own…

*Will have to sit down and ask what can we do in DI, how can we make this work

*Some people will not let D-I go away…will address it…just couldn’t now

*Don’t think you can ever said it’s dead – Dividing Public and Private totally

*Everyone on committee (27) beliives that this is the best proposal we’ve had so far

*Any formula change will go back to schools for a vote

*Private schools can select a new feeder school/parrish every two years

*Division I has too many tentacles for us to attack at one time

*Schools receive ballots April 28. Due back 4 p.m., May 15th. Outcome announced May 16.

*Proposal failed 327-308 last year. If 10 schools voted other way would have passed.

*51 schools voted against former proposal because of EMIS #s. (OHSAA has no control)

*17 schools voted against former proposal because of tradition factor (wasn’t one)

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