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…
*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)