Here’s an update from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on the status of the 2012 proposed amendments, including the controversial one that would outlaw the use of helmets and shoulder pads that Mason Kelley wrote about last month in this story:
RENTON, Wash. – The WIAA Representative Assembly voting process for the 2012 Amendments has commenced. The 53 voters, who are comprised of WIAA member school administrators from each of the nine districts, have until April 13 to submit their votes.
For an Amendment to pass, it needs 60 percent voter approval. The total votes for high school only Amendments are 35. For high school and middle school combined Amendments (HS/MS), there are 53 total votes. There were no Amendments that addressed only middle schools.
After the votes are tallied, the results will be presented to the WIAA Executive Board at the April Board Meeting (April 15-16). The results will be released to the member schools and to the media on Monday, April 16.
The Representative Assembly gathered at the 2012 Winter Coalition to discuss the Amendments. For a complete list of the Amendments please click here. Contact the WIAA Office for further questions.