IHSA pushes forward Districts schedule proposal; IHSA members to vote in December

BLOOMINGTON – IHSA members will vote on 11 new proposals to amend the IHSA constitution and by-laws in December.  Each proposal needs a simple majority in order to pass.

The proposal with the most buzz is Proposal 23 which “directs the IHSA to implement a football scheduling system for regular-season varsity games…”

If Proposal 23 received a majority vote, conferences would be done away with and districts would be implemented in their place.  Those districts would hold eight teams from the same class, who would be played in round-robin fashion, and that are geographically close to each other.  Each school’s class would be determined before the start of the season under Proposal 23.  There would be eight groups for each class and the top four from each group, based on group play, would make the playoffs.

Schools would still have nine-game schedules, seven of which would be filled within their district.  Schools would be allowed to schedule the remaining two out of their district.

IHSA members have from December 3 until December 17 to vote on the proposal.  If Proposal 23 receives a majority vote, districts will be implemented in 2021.