Parents and fans – anyone interested in high school athletics or activities – are invited to review and offer feedback regarding proposed amendments to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rules.
The public forum was launched Wednesday, Jan. 27, and will close on April 16, so results can be considered prior the WIAA Representative Assembly voting period (April 29 through May 7).
There are 10 amendments being proposed, dealing with everything from transfer rules to ongoing education for coaches, from summer football practice to allowing basketball teams to play additional games. The proposal generating early and emotional comments relates to “gender identity participation.”
To view the proposed amendments and share an opinion, visit wiaa.com and click on the “Share your thoughts” article, listed under “News and Headlines.” Or, head directly to the survey at: https://wiaa.com/Blog.aspx?BID=70.
The WIAA, founded in 1905, is a membership organization of more than 800 middle level and high schools from every corner of the state. The organization supports and sponsors 23 sports along with five activities that involve more than 500,000 student participants.
The Representative Assembly is comprised of 53 total members, 18 from the middle level and 35 from the high school ranks. The Representative Assembly votes on the proposed amendments. A 60 percent “yes” vote is needed to adopt an amendment. Middle level only amendments require 11 “yes” votes, high school only amendments require 21 “yes” votes, and middle level/high school joint amendments require 32 “yes” votes.