May 13, 2013
Ohio Vote Expected On Competitive-Balance Referendum

CantonRep.com

http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x499863698/Competitive-balance-vote-is-Thursday-close-call-expected

By the end of this week, we all should know whether a referendum issue before high school principals to address competitive balance is passed by member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Based on preliminary results, and not many Stark County area principals have responded to a Repository poll, it is likely to be a close vote, either passing or failing by a few points either way.

Votes are counted Thursday, and the referendum needs a simple majority to pass.

This is the third straight year a competitive balance referendum has been voted on by OHSAA member schools. It failed by a 339-301 count in 2012 and it went down by a 332-303 count in 2011.

A statewide high school forum, JJHuddle, said nearly 200 athletic directors from across Ohio (principals actually cast the votes) responded to its survey, and 55 percent said their schools would vote against the measure and 43 percent for it.

The website also posted a question-and-answer exchange it had with the OHSAA on competitive balance. There were a couple of interesting, pointed, answers from the OHSAA.

JJHuddle asked — although it appears to be an editorial statement rather than a question — “(The) OHSAA is discouraging participation by indicating that the number of roster players will determine the multiplier, which will in turn determine the competitive division.”

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Ohio Vote Expected On Competitive-Balance Referendum

CantonRep.com

http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x499863698/Competitive-balance-vote-is-Thursday-close-call-expected

By the end of this week, we all should know whether a referendum issue before high school principals to address competitive balance is passed by member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Based on preliminary results, and not many Stark County area principals have responded to a Repository poll, it is likely to be a close vote, either passing or failing by a few points either way.

Votes are counted Thursday, and the referendum needs a simple majority to pass.

This is the third straight year a competitive balance referendum has been voted on by OHSAA member schools. It failed by a 339-301 count in 2012 and it went down by a 332-303 count in 2011.

A statewide high school forum, JJHuddle, said nearly 200 athletic directors from across Ohio (principals actually cast the votes) responded to its survey, and 55 percent said their schools would vote against the measure and 43 percent for it.

The website also posted a question-and-answer exchange it had with the OHSAA on competitive balance. There were a couple of interesting, pointed, answers from the OHSAA.

JJHuddle asked — although it appears to be an editorial statement rather than a question — “(The) OHSAA is discouraging participation by indicating that the number of roster players will determine the multiplier, which will in turn determine the competitive division.”






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