"After some more thought, however, the football advisory committee went back to the board and asked that it reconsider Wickenburg's placement. That happened Monday in executive session, meaning no members of the public or media were permitted inside the room. The board made the decision to grant the appeal, officially placing Wickenburg in Division IV for the next scheduling block."
Not only are Chuck and Harold above answering any emails from parents, they are too cowardly to have the discussion in open session where it is transparent why or how they are fixing things. Just sweep it under the rug in executive session. Their own bylaws:
- 6.3.3 All AIA Executive Board meetings shall be open to the public. Notice of a regular meeting shall be posted on the AIA website at least three days prior to the meeting. Notice of a special meeting shall be posted in the manner and at a time as is reasonable
- 22.214.171.124 Executive Session - The presiding officer may call for an Executive Session during a regular or special meeting for agenda items such as personnel matters, to hear student hardship appeals, and to receive communications from legal advisors
There is not a damned thing that is secretive, sensitive, or requires attorneys about changing the placement of which division Wickenburg plays in. How can the AIA justify moving the discussion of their own screw up that made every state paper into Executive Session to avoid the public over it? Executive session, but Chuck spins that to mean "transparent." Is it just me here seeing this?
AIA Associate Executive Director Chuck Schmidt said despite the lengthy and unusual process, it was important for the board to do right by its members, even if it meant going against a previous decision.
"The football committee wanted that brought back," Schmidt said. "I think any time you can have a single team in a school have that much discussion and eyeballs on it, it has to be transparent. And I would suggest that we have one of the most transparent processes in the country."