Board of Directors agenda: June 11-12, 2018

Official agenda of the

Florida High School Athletic Association
and Florida High School Athletic Association's Land Corporation
Board of Directors

Monday & Tuesday, June 11-12, 2018
Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building
Gainesville, Florida

Monday, June 11, 2018

1 p.m.            Appeals meeting (Conference Center)

AGENDA

A.  CALL TO ORDER – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

B.  ROLL CALL

C.  WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Introduction of Athletic Directors and Guests

D.  ADOPTION OF AGENDA

E.  OVERVIEW OF THE APPELLATE PROCESS - Damon

F.  APPEALS

Case A – St. John Neumann, Naples …1:00 p.m.

Case B – Miami Christian … 1:30 p.m.

G.   ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS BANQUET INFORMATION

H.   ADJOURN TO COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

  • Governance - located in the Athletic Operations Conference Room
  • Finance - located in the Executive Directors Conference Room 
  • Operations - located in DWB Conference Room

6 p.m.       Academic All-State Reception

7 p.m.      24th FHSAA Academic All-State Awards Banquet (Best Western Plus Gateway Grand - Spring Hills Ballroom)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

9 a.m.            General business meeting (Conference Center)

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A G E N D A

Florida High School Athletic Association
Florida High School Athletic Association’s Land Corporation
Board of Directors

9 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building 
Gainesville, Florida

A.        CALL TO ORDER – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

B         ROLL CALL

C.        WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
            (
Recognize County Athletic Directors and Guests)

D.        ADOPTION OF AGENDA

E.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS 

F.         RECOGNITION

  • NFHS – Service Award - Huddle/Go Fan
  • NFHS – Coaches   

G.        ACTION ITEMS 

1.        Report of Finance Committee … Moore

a.     Florida High School Athletic Association, Inc., (FHSAA) Financial Statements for Period Ending April 30, 2018 [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 1-5]Robertson

Regular update on fiscal status of the Association’s combined Balance Sheet and the Operating Fund as of April 30, 2018

RECOMMENDED ACTION:     The Executive Director recommends approval of Financial Statements for period ending April 30, 2018 as submitted.

b.         FHSAA Tentative Budget for 2018-19 [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 6-10] … Robertson

             The Board must adopt a Tentative Budget for 2018-19, which begins July 1. The final budget will be adopted in September.  Until final adoption, the Executive Director will operate within the Tentative Budget.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:     The Executive Director recommends adoption of the FHSAA Tentative Budget for 2018-19, as submitted.

President will recess the general business meeting and convene the meeting of the FHSAA Land Corporation, Inc.

c.    FHSAA Land Corporation, Inc., Financial Statements for Period Ending April 30, 2018 [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 11-12] … Robertson

             Regular update on the fiscal status of the Association’s Capital Fund (Land Corporation) as of April 30, 2018.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:     The Executive Director recommends approval of the Land Corporation Financial Statement for period ending April 30, 2018, as submitted

d.  FHSAA Land Corporation, Inc., Tentative Budget for 2018-19 [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 13-15] … Robertson

The Board must adopt a Tentative Budget for 2018-19, which begins July 1, 2018. The final budget will be adopted in September.  Until final adoption, the Executive Director will operate within the Tentative Budget.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:     The Executive Director recommends adoption of the Land Corporation, Inc., Tentative Budget for 2018-19, as submitted.

President will adjourn the meeting of the FHSAA Land Corporation, Inc., and reconvene the general business meeting.

2.         Report of Governance Committee … Johns

FHSAA Membership and Member Schools … Colasanti

 a.         Re-election of Continuing Member Schools to full Membership in the Association for the 2018-19 School Year, or re-election through the 2022-23 School Year. [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 16-28]

Recommendations for Continuing Membership

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends that all schools as submitted for continuing memberships be renewed for either the 2018-19 school year if they chose to annually renew, or through the 2022-23 school year, if they chose to renew for five years.

Recommendations for Termination

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director does not recommend reelection to full membership for the following high school/combination and middle/junior high schools due to failure to comply with Bylaw 3.3:

  • Grace Academy International (Opa-Locka) - five year member thru 2020-21; and
  • International School of Broward (Hollywood) - five year member thru 2020-21.  

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director does not recommend reelection to membership the following high school/combination and middle/junior high schools that failed to submit a continuing membership application for 2018-19 in accordance with Bylaw 3.6.2.

  • American Youth (Tampa) – 1st year applying member school;
  • Chasco Middle (Port Richey); and
  • Grace Leadership (Fort Lauderdale) – 1st yeaar applying member school.

Schools Resigning Membership

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director wants to make aware the following high/school/combination schools have already resigned, or have indicated to the FHSAA they will be resigning from membership:

  • American Prep Academy (Davie);
  • Coral Springs Christian Academy;
  • Escambia Charter School (Gonzalez);
  • Gold Coast Community School (West Palm Beach);
  • Lighthouse Private Christian Academy (Pensacola);
  • Princeton Christian School;
  • Ridgewood High School (New Port Richey); and
  • Temple College Preparatory (Jacksonville).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director wants to make aware the following high/school/combination schools withdrew their first-time membership applications after being approved to join effective for 2017-18:

  • Life Christian Academy (Kissimmee); and
  • Pinecrest Glades Academy (Miami).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director wants to make aware the following middle/junior high schools have indicated to the FHSAA they will be resigning from membership:

  • Emerald Coast Middle School (Santa Rosa Beach);
  • Freeport Middle School; and
  • Walton Middle School.

  b.         Election to Full Membership at the completion of provisional membership – Schools who have completed a second year of the provisional period in the Association, effective with the 2018-19 school year. [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 29-30]

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends the following high/combination schools be considered for election to full membership of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year. These school have satisfied conditions of provisional membership:

  • Avant Garde (Hollywood);
  • Beaches Chapel (Neptune Beach);
  • Ben Gamla (Hollywood);
  • Classical Prep (Shady Hills);
  • Four Corners (Davenport);
  • Kingdom Preparatory (Auburndale) –school relocating to Leesburg;
  • Real Life Christian (Clermont);
  • Riverside Christian (Trenton); and
  • Somerset Academy (Deerfield Beach).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends the following school be denied full membership with the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.  The Executive Director instead, as per request of the school per Bylaw 3.4.2, recommends that this school remain a provisional member for 2018-19 and complete the requirements associated with a school completing a second year of provisional membership.

  • Mason Academy (Naples).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends the following schools be denied membership with the FHSAA:

  • Lighthouse Private Christian Academy (Pensacola) – withdrew from membership; and
  • Superior Collegiate (Clearwater).

 c.            Election to the first year of provisional membership for schools who have completed their application period in the Association, effective with the 2018-19 school year. [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 31-32]

Recommendations for Schools Finishing Their Application Period Year of Membership

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends the following high/combination schools be considered for election to a first year of provisional membership of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.  These schools have each satisfied their application period of membership: 

  • The Cushman School (Miami);
  • Discovery High School (Lake Alfred);
  • Palm Bay Preparatory Academy (Panama City);
  • Piney Grove Boys Academy (Lauderdale Lakes); and
  • Redeemer Christian School (Ocala).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends the following schools be denied further membership with the FHSAA for failing to complete the required application period. These schools may reapply again for first time membership in the future.  

  • American Youth (Tampa); and
  • Grace Leadership (Ft. Lauderdale).

   d.   Determination of admission into the application period/provisional membership for those schools that have applied for first-time membership in the Association effective with the 2018-19 school year...[See BOD Pkt. pgs. 33-34]   

Recommendations for First-Time Membership

RECOMMENDED ACTION:   The Executive Director recommends that the following high/combination schools be accepted as application period members of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year:

  • East Hill Christian School (Pensacola);
  • The First Baptist Academy of Jacksonville; and
  • Franklin Academy (Pembroke Pines).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends that the following high/combination schools be conditionally accepted as application period members of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year, provided they satisfactorily submit additionally requested information prior to the arranged deadline:

  • First Baptist Christian Academy of Palm Coast (Bunnell); and
  • Youth Co-Op Preparatory Charter School (Hialeah).

 RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends that the following high/combination school be accepted as a full member of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year per the exemptions provided in Bylaws 3.4.1.1.4 and 3.4.1.2.4:

  • Tohopeklagia High School (Kissimmee).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:   The Executive Director recommends that the following middle/junior high school be accepted as a full member of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Hope Charter School (Ocoee).

RECOMMENDED ACTION:   The Executive Director recommends that the following high/combination schools be denied application period membership for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Adventure Christian Academy (Tavares);
  • Avant School of Excellence (Florida City);
  • Club Med Academies (Port St. Lucie);
  • Elite Athletics Academy (Fort Pierce);
  • Joshua Christian Academy (Jacksonville);
  • New Life Academy (For Myers);
  • Palm Bay Academy Middle School (Palm Bay);
  • Pinecrest Glades Academy (Miami);
  • Sports Leadership and Management Academy(Tampa);
  • St. Johns Classical Academy (Fleming Island);
  • West Oaks Academy (Orlando); and
  • Whitestone Academy (Lakeland).

FHSAA Sectional Appeals Appointments/Re-appointments … Damon

e.         Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS) Appointments toSectional Appeals Committees [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 35-39]

RECOMMENDED ACTION:   The Executive Director recommends ratification of FAANS appointments of the following members to the Sectional Appeals Committees for the remainder three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020:

  • Sec. 2., Kathy Benefiel, FHSAA Rep., Lake Mary Prep;
  • Sec. 4., Craig Ashley, A.D., St. Andrew’s School(Palm Beach).

f.   At-Large Appointments to Sectional Appeals Committees

RECOMMENDED ACTION:   The Executive Director recommends ratification of the At-Large appointments of the following members to the Sectional Appeals Committees for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021:

  • Sec. 1., Frank Ancayan, A.D., Terry Parker High School (Jacksonville);
  • Sec. 2., Antony Fisher, A.D., Edgewater High School (Orlando)

g.   Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS) Re-appointment to Sectional Appeals Committees [See BOD Pkt. pg. 40]

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends ratification of FAANS re-appointment of the following member to the Sectional Appeals Committees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021:

  • Sec. 3., Nick Rodriguez, Head of School, Brandon Academy.

h.   Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Re-appointments to Sectional Appeals Committees

RECOMMENDED ACTION: The Executive Director recommends ratification of FSBA re-appointments of the following members to the Sectional Appeals Committees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021:

  • Sec. 3., Ken Kenworthy, Supt., Okeechobee Co. Public Schools;
  • Sec. 4., Chuck Shaw, School Board, Palm Beach County.

i.  At-Large Re-appointment to Sectional Appeals Committees

RECOMMENDED ACTION:   The Executive Director recommends ratification of the At-Large re-appointment of the following member to the Sectional Appeals Committees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021:

  • Sec. 4., Latoya Williams, A.D., Alonso Mourning School (Miami-Dade).

FHSAA Proposed Policy changes … Tomyn

j.  Proposed Policies 40 and 42 changes   [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 41-43]

Based on staff analysis, the attached policy changes are recommended for adoption. These changes reflect the impetus on the “Education” piece in each policy, moving this to the beginning of each policy.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  It is recommended to adopt proposed policies 40 and 42 as submitted

k.   Remove Policy 41 from the table … Tomyn

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends to remove Policy 41 from the table

l.    Proposed Policy 41 to include educational component placed at the beginning of the policy consistent with Policies 40 & 42 [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 44-45]

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends to adopt proposed policy as presented.

m.  Proposed amended Policy 41 is now on the table [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 46-48]

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends approval of Policy 41 as amended.

3.         Report of Operations Committee … Sennett

  • There are no action items at this time.

4.         FHSAA 2018-19 School Year Meeting Dates for Board of Directors, PLAC, Sectional Appeals Committees, and the 22nd Representative Assembly [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 49-51] … Tomyn/Damon

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  The Executive Director recommends approval of the FHSAA 2018-19 School Year Meeting Dates for Board of Directors, PLAC, Sectional Appeals Committees, and the 22nd Representative Assembly as submitted.

5.         Ratification of 2018 Governance Elections [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 52-54] … Tomyn/Colby

RECOMMENDED ACTION:     The Executive Director recommends ratification of the elections/re-elections of the Representative Assembly members to the FHSAA Board of Directors, Sectional Appeals beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 and for the Representative Assembly beginning on July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020 as submitted:

Board of Directors

  • Bobby Johns, A.D., Wewahitchka High School, Sec.1 Public Representative, 2nd term;
  • Sue Tortora, Assistant Principal, Montverde Academy, Sec. 2 Private Representative, 1st term (replacing Frank Prendergast); and
  • Carlos Ochoa, A.D., Hialeah Gardens High School, Sec. 4 Public Representative, 2nd term;
  • Mark Schusterman, A.D., Gulliver Preparatory School (Pinecrest), Sec. 4 Private Representative, 1st term (replacing Chuck Sennett).

Sectional Appeals Committees

 Public School Seats

  • Sec. 1Pakethia Mc Daniel, A.D., Ribault High School (Jacksonville).
  • Sec. 2:  Cheryl Shivel, A.D., Astronaut High School (Titusville).
  • Sec. 3Rashad Woods, A.D., Brandon High School.
  • Sec. 4Louis Romero, A.D., Coral Gables High School.

Representative Assembly

Public School Seats:

  • Div. 1: Dexter Day, Principal, Crestview High School
  • Div. 3: Dr. Debbie Williams, Principal, Blountstown High School
  • Div. 5: Sherri Schuler, A.D., Bronson High School
  • Div. 7: Leslie Guzzone, A.D., Sandalwood High School (Jacksonville)
  • Div. 9:  Chris Gallagher, A.D., Viera High School
  • Div. 11: Lisa Eggert, A.D., University High School (Orange City)         
  • Div: 15: Jennifer Darty, A.D., Oviedo High School
  • Div. 17: Josh Walker, A.D., Seminole High School (Seminole)
  • Div. 19: Donald Peek, A.D., Bloomingdale High School (Valrico)    
  • Div. 21: Mel Gables, A.D., Haines City High School
  • Div. 23: Matt Kuk, A.D., Gulf Coast High School (Naples)
  • Div. 27: James Klemke, A.D., Monarch High School (Coconut Creek)
  • Div.  29:  Marcus Gabriel, A.D., American High School (Hialeah)
  • Div. 31: Moises Rivera, A.D., Miami Sunset High School

Private School Seats:

  • Divisions 5 & 6: David Fallo, A.D., Eagle’s View Academy (Jacksonville)
  • Divisions 17 & 18: Mark Butler, A.D., Cambridge Christian School
  • Divisions 21 & 22: Stuart Weiss, A.D., All Saint’s Academy (Winter Haven)
  • Divisions 25 & 26: Ryan Smith, A.D., The Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens)
  • Divisions 29 & 30: Dan Unke, A.D., Divine Savior Academy (Doral)

 Middle School Seat:

  • Sec. 2: Heather Wolfertz, A.D., Lecanto Middle School

Charter School Seats:

  • Section 2: Richard Pettus, A.D., The Villages High School
  • Section 4: Luis Sanchez, A.D., Mater Academy (Hialeah Gardens).

6.         Approval of Executive Director’s Performance Assessment … Ireland      

7.        Approval of Executive Director Annual Performance Instrument [See BOD Pkt. pgs. 55-57]

8.         Nomination/Election of President-Elect for 2018 – 2019 School Year … President

H.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

I          REPORT OF LEGAL COUNSEL

J.         REPORT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR        

K.        REPORT OF PRESIDENT

L.        BOARD OF DIRECTORS' COMMENTS/REQUESTS

M.       INFORMATION ITEMS

N.        PRESENTATION (Recognize President and Departing Board Members)

O.        CHANGE OF PRESIDENT (There are no scheduled meetings for the remainder of the school year – President turns the gavel over to the President-Elect -- effective July 1)

  • Board Committee Assignment Preferences for 2018 – 2019 SY to be submitted to President-Elect.

P.         ADJOURNMENT