TSSAA Board Of Control To Meet Thursday, January 16th

Monday, January 13, 2020

 The TSSAA Board of Control will meet on Thursday, January 16 at the TSSAA office building in Hermitage. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Board will be review financial reports in the sports of golf, volleyball, soccer, cross country, cheer and dance, and football for approval.

East Nashville Magnet School and Hillsboro High School are both appealing the sanctions placed on their boys’ basketball programs due to an incident that occurred during the contest between the two schools on December 6, 2019.

Both schools’ boys’ basketball programs were placed on probation for a two-year period.

Science Hill High School is submitting a proposal for the Board of Control to consider changing the number of individual medals presented to athletes in the DI AAA traditional wrestling tournament.

Two schools have submitted proposals requesting membership in the association.

Green Hill High School in Wilson County, which is scheduled to open next year, is requesting membership. It is a public school under the Wilson County Board of Education. They are scheduled to open with approximately 1200 students in grades 9-12. If approved, Green Hill will be placed in Division I, Class AAA, District 9 in basketball, baseball, and softball; Class AAA, District 9 in volleyball; Class AAA, District 9 in soccer; Large Class, Section 3 in cross country, track and field, golf, and tennis; Class AAA, Region 6 in wrestling; and District 12 in bowling.

Highland Rim Academy is requesting to rejoin TSSAA for cooperative purposes only. Highland Rim Academy is a small private school in Cookeville with approximately 30 students in grades 9-12. They were members previously but dropped out when the Legislative Council changed the cooperative program agreement language which only allows schools to form agreements within their Division. If approved, they would ask the Board to allow them to seek an agreement with the closest public school.

BOARD OF CONTROL AGENDA

January 16, 2020 

Hermitage, Tennessee 

1. Roll Call 

2. Approval of Minutes of Last Meeting 

3. Financial Report of the 2019 Boys’ and Girls’ State Golf Tournaments 

4. Financial Report of the 2019 Girls’ Volleyball Tournaments 

5. Financial Report of the 2019 Girls’ Soccer Tournaments 

6. Financial Report of the 2019 State Cross Country Meet 

7. Financial Report of the 2019 Cheer and Dance Competition 

8. Financial Report of the 2019 Football Playoffs   

9. 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 TSSAA Calendars 

10. Drawing for the Regional and State Tennis Tournaments 

11. Action of the Legislative Council 

12. Tennessee Sports Medicine Advisory Committee 

Mark Reeves will provide Board members with an update. 

13. Technology Update 

Bradley Lambert, TSSAA Technology Director, will provide the Board with an update. 

14. BlueCross Bowl Schedule 

The Board voted to rotate the days each Division plays their championship game.  We have completed the three-year rotation and Board should decide what direction to go.   

15. Highland Rim Academy Requests TSSAA Membership 

Highland Rim Academy is requesting to rejoin TSSAA for cooperative purposes only.  Highland Rim Academy is a small private school in Cookeville with approximately 30 students in grades 9-12.  They were members previously but dropped out when the Legislative Council changed the cooperative program agreement language which only allows schools to form agreements within their

Division.  If approved, they would ask the Board to allow them to seek an agreement with the closest public school. 

16. East Nashville Magnet School Appeals Boys’ Basketball Sanctions  

East Nashville Magnet School is appealing the sanctions placed on the boys’ basketball program due to an incident that occurred during the contest on December 6, 2019, against Hillsboro High School.   

17. Hillsboro High School Appeals Boys’ Basketball Sanctions  

Hillsboro High School is appealing the sanctions placed on the boys’ basketball program due to an incident that occurred during the contest on December 6, 2019, against East Nashville Magnet High School.   

18. University School Appeals Soccer Sanctions  

University School is appealing the sanctions placed on the soccer program.   

19. Litigation Report                             

20. Hardship Appeals 

21. Green Hill High School Requests TSSAA Membership 

Green Hill High School in Wilson County which is scheduled to open next year, is requesting membership.  It is a public school under the Wilson County Board of Education.  They are scheduled to open with approximately 1200 students in grades 9-12.  If approved, Green Hill will be placed in Division I, Class AAA, District 9 in basketball, baseball, and softball; Class AAA, District 9 in volleyball; Class AAA, District 9 in soccer; Large Class, Section 3 in cross country, track and field, golf, and tennis; Class AAA, Region 6 in wrestling; and District 12 in bowling.  There is no reason for us to assign a football region until after the 2020-2021 school year since it will be the last year of classification. 

22. Berean Christian School Requests Cooperative Agreement 

The Board granted an exception allowing one student at Berean Christian School to finish her softball career at Gibbs High School where she has played the past two years.  Berean’s administration is now asking that they be allowed to form a cooperative agreement with a DII school in softball. 

The Board will also hear a total of three hardship appeals at the meeting.

 


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