Representative Assembly Approves 25 Amendments To Current FHSAA Bylaws

GAINESVILLE, FL (10/22/18) – The 22nd Florida High School Athletic Association Representative Assembly voted to approve 25 proposals Monday morning at FHSAA headquarters. Twenty-three of the amendments were approved unanimously by the members present.

The following proposals were passed:

PROPOSAL              TOPIC                                                                                  VOTE (OF MEMBERS PRESENT

No. 2018/19-01           General Terms – Charter School                                           93% Y, 7% N

No. 2018/19-02           Applying Member                                                                 100% Y

No. 2018/19-03           Qualifications and Conditions of Membership                     100% Y

No. 2018/19-04           Home Education Cooperatives                                              100% Y

No. 2018/19-05           Provisional Membership Period                                            100% Y

No. 2018/19-07           Application for Membership – Financial Condition             100% Y

No. 2018/19-08           Application for Membership – Former Member                   100% Y

No. 2018/19-09           Privileges of Membership                                                      100% Y

No. 2018/19-10           Certification of Student Eligibility                                        100% Y

No. 2018/19-11           Student Eligibility – School Responsibility                          100% Y

No. 2018/19-12           Student Eligibility – Recruited Student                                100% Y

No. 2018/19-13           Attendance Exceptions - Alternative or Special Schools      100% Y

No. 2018/19-14           Attendance Exceptions – Dual Enrollment                           100% Y

No. 2018/19-15           Transfer Regulations                                                             100% Y

No. 2018/19-16           Transfer Regulations – Disciplinary Issues*                        100% Y

No. 2018/19-17           Academic Req. – Courses Used to Calculate GPA              100% Y

No. 2018/19-18           Academic Req. – Previous Two Consecutive Semesters      100% Y

No. 2018/19-19           Academic Req. – GPA Calculation Grade Forgiveness        100% Y

No. 2018/19-20           Limit of Eligibility (Executive Director Proposal)               88% Y, 12% N

No. 2018/19-23           Limit of Eligibility – Grade 6-8 (Executive Dir. Proposal)   96% Y, 4% N

No. 2018/19-24           Age – Acceptable Documentation                                        100% Y

No. 2018/19-25           Undue Hardship                                                                    100% Y

No. 2018/19-26           Appeal Hearings – Method of Appearance                           100% Y

No. 2018/19-27           Appeal Hearings – Via Teleconference                                 100% Y

No. 2018/19-28           Appeal Hearings – Teleconference Hearings                        100% Y

* Amended between Session 1 and Session 2


The following proposals were rejected:

PROPOSAL              TOPIC                                                                                  VOTE 

No. 2018/19-21           Limit of Eligibility (Member School Proposal)                    69% N, 31% Y

No. 2018/19-22           Limit of Eligibility (Member School Proposal)                    78% N, 22% Y


The following proposals were withdrawn:


PROPOSAL              TOPIC                                                                                  VOTE 

No. 2018/19-06           Provisional Membership Period – Additional Exemption    N/A


Forty-nine of the 67 delegates attended and voted. In addition to the amendments approved, Father Lopez Catholic High School Athletic Director Scott Draczyk was unanimously elected chairperson of the FHSAA Representative Assembly. Maclay School Athletic Director Jake Von Scherrer was also unanimously elected vice chairperson.


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About the FHSAA Representative Assembly

The FHSAA Representative Assembly meets annually to consider and act on proposals to amend the Association's Bylaws. It currently is comprised of 67 delegates – 32 public high school delegates elected from 32 legislative divisions, 16 private high school delegates elected respectively from every two legislative divisions combined, four middle school delegates elected from each administrative section, one district school superintendent from each section, one district school board member from each section, two home education representatives, one charter schools representative from each section, and the Commissioner of Education or his designee. The Representative Assembly must act only upon those proposals submitted by member schools, the Board of Directors, the Commissioner, or any one of the Association's advisory committees. The Representative Assembly, acting as a whole, cannot develop its own proposal for consideration. A two-thirds majority vote of the Representative Assembly members present is required to adopt any proposed amendment.


About The FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors aca­demic and athletic achievement among current and former student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Head­quartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.