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STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control acted on a revised drone policy, and received a number of staff reports at its December meeting today.

The Board approved edits to the tournament series drone policy to reflect the Federal Aviation Administration's regulations for small drones that became effective in August. The new regulations replace the requirement for a Certificate of Authorization with a Remote Pilot in Command license.

An eight-player football realignment plan receiving initial approval places the Mercer/Butternut co-op in Lakeland Conference for eight-player football only beginning in the fall of 2017.

Membership rules require a 40-day window for schools involved in realignment plans to appeal the first consideration of the Board before it takes final action. Thus, schools have until Jan. 11, 2017, to file an appeal of the initial vote. The Board will give final consideration of the plan at its meeting on Feb. 1, 2017.

Other action items receiving Board approval were the 2015-16 independent audit report provided by Smith & Gesteland, general fund statements, general fund payments, the deferred liability fund report for September and the 2017-18 meeting dates calendar.

Among the other discussion topics were competition maximums for sport seasons and the penalty for exceeding the maximum number, the Big Ten scheduling football games on Friday evenings, a report on home-school participation in 2015-16, and a presentation by School Perceptions outlining the results of a membership competitive equity and sports season placement survey. The Board also received liaison reports from Mike Thompson of the Department of Public Instruction, and Peggy Seegers-Braun of the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association.

The membership of the WIAA oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 511 senior high schools and 38 junior high/middle level schools in its membership. It sponsors 27 championship Tournament series for boys and girls in 2016-17. For more information, please contact the WIAA office at (715) 344-8580.

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Courage is grace under pressure - Ernest Hemingway
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"That's why they wrestle the matches"


Courage is grace under pressure - Ernest Hemingway
Advocating "matside weigh-in" since 1997
"That's why they wrestle the matches"