CHESHIRE,Conn.– The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control held its first meeting of 2013 on Thursday, January 17.
On the agenda were four voting items for the Board including two self-reports.
- The Board considered a self-report of violation of the transfer rule with use of an ineligible player in one boys basketball game. The Board approved a motion to fine the offending school $100.00.
- The Board considered a self-report of a violation for use of academically ineligible player in five boys basketball games, two of which were victories. The team forfeited the two victories, and the Board approved a motion to fine the offending school $500.00 ($100 for each game).
- The Board approved the following recommendations for positions on the Board of Control: Margaret Williamson, Principal of Northwest Catholic High School, the Class M representative on the Board be moved to the position of Secretary; Rich Misenti, Principal of Guilford High School, the Chair of the Eligibility Committee by moved to the Class M representative on the Board; Dan Sullivan, Principal of South Windsor High School, an at-large member of the Eligibility be moved to the position of Chair of the Eligibility Committee; the at-large position on the Eligibility Committee will remain vacant until an appointment is made at the Annual Meeting in May.
- The Board approved a request from Newtown High School to play an exhibition girls basketball game against Saddle River Day School located in Saddle River, N.J. as a fundraiser to support Sandy Hook Elementary School. Saddle River adopted the “Threes For Sandy Hook” fundraiser immediately following the tragedy at Sandy Hook and reached out to Newtown High School with a desire to do more to help in the recovery. The exhibition game will be played under game conditions but will not count towards the record of either team.
- The Board discussed a proposal to adopt a recommendation from the Korey Stringer Institute to the CIAC’s current Heat Acclimatization Guidelines. The Board decided to wait for input from outside groups before voting on the issue.
- The board heard a report from the Eligibility Committee. The Committee considered seven eligibility cases (5 eight semester, 2 transfer), approved two and denied five.
The Board of Control will meet again on Thursday, February 28.