Board of Directors
Composition and Purpose
The FHSAA Board of Directors is the executive authority of the Association. It is composed of 16 individuals. They are four elected public school representatives, four elected private school representatives, two elected district school superintendents, two elected district school board members, three representatives appointed by the Commissioner of Education, and the Commissioner of Education or his/her designated representative. Board members, with the exception of the Commissioner of Education or his/her designated representative, serve three-year terms and are eligible to succeed themselves in office once. The Board of Directors annually elects its President and President-Elect, who also perform the duties of President and President-Elect of the Association.
Meetings of the Board of Directors
The FHSAA Board of Directors meets five times annually to hear appeals of decisions rendered by the Sectional Appeals Committees and Executive Director, and to conduct the general business of the Association. During the school year, these meetings occur at the FHSAA headquarters in Gainesville. Meetings generally last two days – the first day being reserved for appellate hearings and committee meetings and the second day being reserved for the regular business meeting. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas for meetings generally are posted one week in advance. News releases are posted within 24 hours of the conclusion of the meeting. Official minutes are posted after they are approved by the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
Authority and Duties of the Board of Directors
Bylaw 4.1.4 establishes the authority and duties of the Board of Directors, which are as follows:
(A) To act as the incorporated Association’s Board of Directors and to fulfill the obligations of such as required by the Association’s charter and articles of incorporation;
(B) To establish such guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures as are authorized by the Bylaws;
(C) To provide an Executive Director for the Association;
(D) To levy annual dues and other fees and to set the percentage of contest receipts which is to be collected by the Association;
(E) To approve the budget of the Association;
(F) To organize and conduct statewide interscholastic athletic competitions, which may or may not lead to state championships, and to establish the terms and conditions for these competitions; and
(G) To act as an administrative board in the interpretation of, and final decision on, all questions and appeals arising from the directing of interscholastic athletics of member schools.