FHSAA Board Implements Editorial Changes To Administrative Policies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (5/1/17) – In its penultimate meeting of the 2016-2017 school year, the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Board of Directors approved editorial changes to many of its policies at its May 1 meeting.

In its annual review of rules and procedures, numerous policies were approved to be edited in order to clarify and unite current and practiced language. This approval was done to help improve the administration of interscholastic athletics in the FHSAA’s member schools, as well as substantive changes that clarify language and changes in current language.

A complete list of approved policy changes can be found hereFour policies (12, 16, 18 and 20) were amended and will be made available via FHSAA.org next week. The proposal to Policy 6.1.3, Policy 20.1.1 and part of a new Policy 16 were denied.


In addition to editorial changes, the Board approved the contract of incoming Executive Director George Tomyn. Mr. Tomyn's first day of work officially will be May 24, with outgoing Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing's last day being June 15. At the beginning of the meeting, Dearing was honored by Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock for his impact on unified sports in high schools in the state of Florida.


In soccer news, the Board voted to reexamine the soccer classifications at the end of the current four-year cycle. The Board stated there was a potential to add one or two classes depending on need, but more research needed to be done.