Obion County Board of Education
May 2, 2011

Agenda Item: VIII.C.

Consider/Appoint Member to Athletic Advisory Committee

Background Information:

The Board adopted the Handbook for Interscholastic Sports – Policies and Procedures to uniformly guide the county’s athletic programs. As a requirement of the Handbook, an Athletic Committee was formed whose purpose is to provide advice and counsel to the athletic administrators, school principals, and district program supervisor. The committee is comprised of one (1) member of the Board of Education, the Athletic Administrator at each school, and the Director of Schools and/or his/her designee. Members serve without additional compensation. The chairperson and vice-chairperson are elected by the committee members at the first meeting of the year and take office upon election. The Committee meets in September, November, January, March, and May. Mr. Fritz Fussell has served over the past year as the Board’s representative on the Athletic Committee. The Board may either retain Mr. Fussell as its representative or appoint a new member. Mr. Fussell’s term on this Committee expires at the end of May, 2011.

Staff Recommendation:

No staff recommendation – this appointment is the sole discretion of the Board. The Chairman of the Board makes a recommendation for the Board's confirmation.