Ohio school administrators to attend discussion meetings; competitive balance vote set

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Administrators from public and parochial schools around Ohio which are members of the Ohio High School Athletic Association are gearing up to attend Town Hall meetings at the end of April.

One of the big topics is a new competitive balance referendum, which seeks to "even the playing field" for all schools participating in OHSAA tournaments.

The meeting for this area will be April 28 at 1:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.

OHSAA Commissioner Dan Ross will discuss the competitive balance referendum, and other officials will discuss other topics.

The meetings are for administrators involved with or interested in a school's interscholastic athletics program, and they will last about two hours.

The OHSAA board of directors recently approved a competitive balance proposal that makes modifications on how schools are placed in tournaments in team sports. The plan was recommended by a competitive balance committee.

In addition to the size of a school's enrollment, new modifying factors may be applied to students on each roster that are based on where the parents reside and/or the educational system history of the student.

The proposal would be applied to athletes in football, soccer and volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball and softball in the spring.

Voting by the 825 members schools' principals will take place from May 1 to 15, and if approved, the proposal would become effective for the 2016-17 school year.

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