A series of reports is scheduled to play a key role on the first day of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee meeting that begins Monday.
The time frame for the open portion of the meeting is expected to start around 3 p.m.
LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic said the School Relations Committee led by Teurlings Catholic’s Mike Boyer will make its presentation on Monday.
Included in the presentation from the School Relations Committee will be recommended items to include on the agenda for the LHSAA’s annual convention set for Jan. 28-30. The committee also will review agenda items submitted by member principals.
“We do have a lot of ground to cover,” Bonnaffee said. “And it’s important for us to get it all done so the (LHSAA) staff can head to New Orleans on Wednesday to prepare for the football championships.”
The portion of the Allstate Sugar Bow/Louisiana High School Athletic Association Prep Classic is Friday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and features four select school title games.
Before that, the committee will spend some time on the process to select its next executive director. Applications were due on Nov. 21 and the search committee has been reviewing résumés, according to Bonnaffee. Tuesday’s session is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.
Bonnaffee would not say whether the committee will be ready to disclose the number of applicants or to move toward a list of finalists or an interview process.
What Bonnaffee did talk about some recommendations from the LHSAA strategic planning committee. One thing Bonnaffee said the executive committee must look at is a revision of the LHSAA’s constitution and bylaws to match the organizations status as a private entity, not the quasi-public organization it was prior to a court ruling in 2011.
Bonnaffee said he plans to recommend the formation of a new subcommittee that will be charged with evaluating the performance of the yet-to-be-hired executive director each year. He said evaluation of other LHSAA employees will remain part in the executive director’s duties.