Delaware Code > Title 14 > Chapter 3 > § 305 - Composition of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association
Current as of: 2011
(a) The Board shall consist of 19 voting members and 1 nonvoting member as follows:
(1) Two school district superintendents/assistant superintendents, who shall be residents of different counties.
(2) Three representatives of school district boards of education, who shall be residents of different counties.
(3) Three public school principals/assistant principals, 1 of which shall be from each county.
(4) Two public school athletic directors/coaches, who shall be residents of different counties.
(5) Two nonpublic school representatives, of which 1 shall be a secondary school administrator and 1 shall either be a secondary school athletic director or coach.
(6) One Department of Education representative, which may be the Secretary of Education or the Secretary's designee, who shall be the nonvoting member.
(7) One physician licensed by the Delaware Board of Medical Practices knowledgeable about sports medicine.
(8) Six public members, of which 2 shall be from each county. The public members shall be residents of Delaware for a minimum of 3 years and shall be knowledgeable about athletics, but shall not be employees of any member school or have a material financial interest in providing goods or services to the Association or any member school.
(b) Voting board members shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Governor shall take into consideration geographic representation, knowledge of athletics in general, and an interest in high school athletics in deciding whether or not to appoint a nominee.
(c) All members of the Board, with the exception of the Secretary of Education or the Secretary's designee, who shall be a permanent member, and the licensed physician, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor shall be appointed for a 3-year term, provided, however, that the Governor may appoint members to terms less than 3 years if necessary to ensure that the Board members' terms remain appropriately staggered. The Governor shall strive to assure that, the terms of the members of the Board are staggered so that the terms of no more than 7 members shall expire in any given year. Board members shall be paid $100 per meeting.
(d) A member of the Board shall serve until that member's successor is appointed. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term of the member whom that member replaces.
(e) A person who has never served on the Board may be appointed to the Board 2 consecutive times, but no such person shall thereafter be eligible for 2 consecutive appointments. No person who has been twice appointed to the Board or who has served on the Board for 6 years within any 9-year period shall again be appointed to the Board until an interim period of at least 1 term has expired since such person last served.
(f) Any act or vote by a person appointed in violation of subsection (e) of this section shall be invalid. An amendment or revision of this chapter is not sufficient cause for any appointment or attempted appointment in violation of subsection (e) of this section unless such amendment or revision amends this section to permit such an appointment.
(g) No school district or nonpublic school shall have more than 1 member on the Board.
(h) A member who fails to attend 3 consecutive meetings, unless excused for good cause by a majority of the members of the Board, or fails to attend at least half of all regular business meetings of the Board during any calendar year or who ceases to be a resident of the county in which such member resided when appointed to the Board shall automatically upon such occurrence be deemed to have resigned from office, and a replacement shall be appointed.
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