The IHSA Legislative Commission is voting to advance eight proposals


Hamzah Sayyed

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Hamzah Sayyed, News Editor

The IHSA Legislative Commission is voting to advance eight proposals to the all-school ballot. The official representatives will cast their votes between Dec. 5-18, and the final results will be announced by Dec. 19. The school will vote to either go against, favor or will do neither and choose to ignore it.

The voting system is very simplistic, with a majority vote between yes and no. If the majority wins, then that proposal will pass, the eight proposals are the following:

Proposal one: Expands the representatives who can be nominated and elected to the Legislative Commission representing districts to include official representatives and adds administrators from underrepresented schools to represent the minority at-large seats on the commission.

Proposal two: Adds a requirement for any student to meet the attendance by-law to be in attendance for at least one class at the member school in addition to other courses taken in a program approved by the member school.

Proposal six: Extends the opportunity for limited eligibility to be granted to students who do not meet the transfer by-law when transferring before the start of the junior year.

Proposal seven: Modify the eight-semesters of eligibility to be eight consecutive semesters of eligibility, permitting no pause in semesters of eligibility after starting as a ninth grader.

Proposal eight: Adds language that would prohibit school personnel from engaging in any conversation about athletic participation with individuals representing or employed by a private athletic organization speaking about a student-athlete.

Proposal nine: By-law 3.082 increases the contribution permitted from a school towards a ring/memento for winning a state championship from $200 to $300.

Proposal ten: By-law 3.083 and new sections: Adds language related to Name Image and Likeness (NIL) activities by students by creating specific limitations for those activities.

Proposal eleven: Increases the number of players in football permitted to go against an opponent in the summer from five on five to 11 on 11. The number of times this may occur in the summer remains at four separate times. (Still limited to helmet and shoulder pads as maximum equipment.)