NDHSAA Board Synopsis: April 14 Meeting
April 14, 2020 11:00 am
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Board of Directors met on Tuesday, April 14 via conference call.
Highlights of the April 14 NDHSAA Board of Directors Meeting included:
The Board of Directors voted to extend the indefinite suspension of Spring Sports in accordance with Governor Burgum’s Executive Order 2020-10 requiring the closure of all public and non-public K-12 school facilities indefinitely, as well as Federal social distancing guidelines. Winter Basketball State Tournaments and Fine Arts contests also remain suspended indefinitely. The Board of Directors will re-evaluate on May 1, 2020 with the resumption of Spring Sports, Winter Basketball State Tournaments, and Fine Arts Contests to be considered only if a return to in-person K-12 instruction is imminent.
The Board approved a Combined Tournament Committee recommendation to move 2020 spring sports state tournament sites to 2021 in the event the Spring 2020 seasons are canceled. 2021-2027 spring state tournament sites would also be moved to 2022-2028 on the 7-year site rotation. Bismarck was also added as a host site for future State Volleyball Tournaments. The Bismarck Event Center is scheduled to host the event for the first time in November 2021. A list of approved NDHSAA State Tournament Sites through the 2027-28 school year can be found here: https://ndhsaa.com/calendar/tournament-sites/approved
An ad hoc committee reviewing potential esports regulations met on April 7, 2020. The committee will meet again in May and will have a recommendation for the full Board of Directors at the regularly scheduled June meeting.