ARTICLE 36---SECTION BY-LAWS

CIF CENTRAL SECTION ADDITIONAL BY-LAWS TO STATE CIF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

36-A... CENTRAL SECTION BOARD OF MANAGERS

          Central Section Board of Managers.

  1. The Board of Managers shall consist of the President, Vice-President, immediate Past-President, Women's Representative and a minority representative ( if not filled by elected positions) to the State Council, three Area Supervisors, two representatives from each League, three Superintendents, one form each area, and two School Board members, one from each region of CSBA in the Section. Each member of the Board of Managers shall have one vote, except the Area Supervisors.
  2. The CIF Central Section Constitution may be amended at any meeting by two-thirds vote of the Board of Managers provided the amendment was proposed at the previous meeting.

36-B... COMMITTES

           The Section Commissioner shall appoint the Chairperson of each Advisory Committee established by the Board of Managers. There will be a separate Chairperson for both Boys and girls Advisory Committees. Those sports are Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Swimming, Track, Tennis, Water Polo and Volleyball. The Chairperson of each Committee is subject to approval by the Board of Managers.

          CENTRAL SECTION STANDING COMMITTES

           The following Standing Committees are allowed under Central Section by-laws:

             Administrative/Executive     Sports Officiating     Finance   Nomination

            SPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Badminton       Baseball         Basketball         Cross   Country     Football      Golf     Soccer    Softball    Swimming/Diving    Track & Field   Tennis    Volleyball    Wrestling   Water Polo 

           Each league is entitled to a Representative on each Advisory Committee and shall submit the names of the Representatives for the following year to the Section Office prior to September 1.

              a- Such Advisory Committees are charged with making recommendations to the Board of Managers

          NOMINATION COMMITTEE

          A three person Nomination Committee shall be appointed by the Central Section Board of Managers. Each Area shall be represented on the Committee. The Committee shall nominate a candidate(s) for President-elect for a two year term. The candidate(s)for President-elect will be presented to the Board of Managers prior to the April meeting at which time the election will be held. Nominations may be accepted from the floor at this meeting should more than one qualified candidate for President-elect be nominated, this person(s) shall be considered as candidates at the meeting at which the election is held. The candidate with the majority of votes by the Board of Managers shall be elected President. The President and Vice-President may not serve more than two consecutive years in one position. An unexpired term is not counted.

          DUTIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS

          PRESIDENT- The duties of the President shall be those which are usually provided for under standard parliamentary procedure.

          VICE-PRESIDENT- Shall serve in the absence of the President. In the event the President cannot fis term, the Vice-President shall automatically become President, and a new Vice-President shall be elected at the next Board of Managers meeting

          BOARD OF MANAGERS-- The Board of Managers shall have complete charge of all the affairs of the Central Section CIF.

            a- QUORUM-  A simple majority of the Board of Managers shall constitute a quorum

            b- PROXY VOTES- Proxy votes are authorized for the five Central Section Officers (Prsident, Vice President, Past President, Minority and Women's Representative to the State Council) only on pre-published agenda items ad only when proxies are communicated to the Chair of the meeting

            c- SECTION COMMISSIONER- The Board of Managers shall be responsible for employing a Section commissioner who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Managers. The Section Commissioner shall serve as secretary for all meetings of the Board of Managers; send out notices of meetings as well as the minutes of all meetings; be responsible for handling finances of the Section; send out bulletins, letters, etc., of information pertinent CIF athletics such as rule changes, interpretations, State and National information of interest to coaches, administrators and official; coordinate the activities of the Area Supervisors; interpret questions of rules and eligibility; coordinate the classification of athletics, supply schools with necessary form; attend meetings of the State Federated Council and National Federation; secure and disseminate rule books and other materials to coaches and officials as required; disseminate CIF Section passes to person's eligible; serve as a consultant for all committees; assist hosting schools in arrangements for play-offs and championships; secure appropriate awards for sports; serve as a clearing house for all schools securing practice games and to perform such other duties a may be required by the Board of Managers.

            d. ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS- The Commissioner, with approval from the Executive Committee shall be responsible for employing the Assistant Commissioner who shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner and the Board of Managers. The Assistant Commissioner will answer questions an Rules and Regulations, the Constitution and By-laws; provided in-service for new athletic directors; coordinate and be the liaison for the Section Officials Committee and the Officials organizations; attend League, Section , State and National meetings; help coordinate Section play-offs; assist in maintaining  the Section website; assist in Public relations as assigned; enhance the Section revenue through sponsorship partnering with corporations.

            e- LEAGUES- Each member high school is entitled to representation on the League level. League internal organization is the responsibility of the League. 

 

 

 

 

 

           EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE- 

             The administrative officers consisting of the President, Vice-President, Past President, minority and female Representative of the State Federated Council and Chairperson of the Finance, the Area Supervisors, the Commissioner and assistant Commissioner shall form the Executive Committee. The Committee will meet at least three times a year prior to Board of Managers meetings to review the Section agenda and any proposals that are being forwarded to the Board of Managers.

36-C    DUTIES OF THE AREA SUPERVISORS-- The Area Supervisors are hired by the Commissioner, with approval by the Executive Committee and Board of managers and will shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner and the Board of Managers. Area Supervisors are assigned areas geographically. In cases where there are disputes between Leagues, the home team League Area Supervisor will be the arbitrator. The Area Supervisors will rule on League protests; serve on seeding committees; serve on the League and Division placement committees; serve on scholarship and Lifetime pass Committee; help with management of play-offs and distribution of awards and collection of materials after the contests; attend League meetings as needed; assist on special projects; attend all Section Board of manager and Executive Committee meetings; keep track of ejects and Soccer cards in their respective area.

 36-D   REPLACEMENT OF AREA SUPERVISORS- When a new Area Supervisor needs to be hired, the following steps will be taken. The Section Commissioner shall notify the media and all schools in the affected area of need to hire a new Supervisor. The Section Commissioner will set the dates for intent to file and closing date for all materials to be submitted to the Section Office. Following the closing date, the Section Commissioner will contact the Leagues involved and convene a representative committee for paper screening and oral interviews. The committee, along with the Section Commissioner will forward one name to the Executive Committee and the Board of Managers for approval.

 36-E   IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT OF AN AREA SUPERVISOR-- When it becomes necessary to make an emergency replacement of an Area Supervisor, the Executive Committee of the Central Section will make the selection of the replacement.

 36-F   FINANCE COMMITTEE- Each spring, the Central Section Finance committee will select three or more school districts who emply a number of high school administrators, determine the percent of increase of their administrators, average that figure, and that would be the percent of increase give to CIF employees the next year. (Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Administrative Assistant; Area Supervisors.

 

37- SECTION MEMBERSHIP

            Membership in the Central Section shall be open to any school of the secondary grade within the boundaries of the Central Section CIF.

  1. Membership may be granted upon application by the school when approved by a majority vote of the Central Section Board of Managers.
  2. The Chief site administrator or designee shall be responsible for school compliance with all rules and regulations. Questions of interpretation of eligibility rules and regulations must be adjudicated by appropriate CIF authorities prior to any known violation. Lack of knowledge of the rules, regulations and interpretations, or advise from non-CIF affiliate third parties, shall not constitute grounds for successful appeals or defense of mitigating factor in the imposition on any penalty.
  3. A school request to be released from the CIF Central Section upon presentation of a written request signed by the Principal and in order to move to another Section should be submitted at the time of realignment and presented to the Board of Managers.

37 A- DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

            Yearly dues and assessments shall be determined by the Central Section Board of Managers. Dues and assessments not paid within thirty days face a late charged approved by the Board of Managers.

37 B- EXPENSES

            Necessary expense of all Central section Board of Managers meetings and Committee meetings approved by the President or Section Commissioner, shall be paid from Central Section Funds.

           

201-A   PHYSICAL ASSAULT- The Central Section also includes coaches, administrators or other school personnel assigned to the contest or games as a game official.

 

217-  APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREAS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

       San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno………….ROOSEVELT

      Garces Memorial- Bakersfield…………..EAST

      Bakersfield Christian……………………..LIBERTY

      Immanuel- Reedley……………………….REEDELY

      Kings Christian……………………………LEMOORE

      Central Valley Christian- Visalia………...EL DIAMANTE

      Fresno Christian…………………………..HOOVER

      Mission College Prep-SLO……………….SAN LUIS OBISPO

    St. Joseph- Santa Maria……………………RIGHETTI

    Immanuel Christian- Ridgecrest…………..MESQUITE

 

310- CLASSIFICATION AND ORDER OF INTERSCHOLASTIC TEAMS

(Leagues shall determine order and designation of teams below the Varsity level)

  • Teams shall be organized for competition between schools in the respective sports as follows:

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL, WATER POLO, LE CROSSE

Varsity, Junior Varsity (9-11) or Frosh-Soph, Freshman or Frosh-Soph, Reserves or Freshman reserves

GOLF, TENNIS, SWIMMING & DIVING, BADMINTON:

Varsity, Junior Varsity (9-12)

CROSS COUNTRY:

Varsity, Junior varsity, Frosh-Soph, Freshman

WRESTLING:

Varsity, Junior varsity (9-12), Freshman

TRACK & FIELD

Varsity, Frosh-Soph

 

320- EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS

            Experimental Programs: The CIF Central Section Board of Managers by two-thirds vote, may grant variances in classification and order of teams for the purpose of experimentation for a two year period.

        

321- DIFFERENT ATHLETIC LEVELS IN THE SAME DAY

            A student MAY NOT move up or down the same day that he/she plays in a classification in the same sport.

323- GENDER COMPETITION

            Girls may compete on Boys’ teams, but Boys may NOT compete on Girls’ teams. However, after competing on either a boys’ team or student team or a girls’ team in a particular sport, a girl cannot compete on the other team during that season of sport. A girl must a choice at her first contest of sport whether she will compete on the boys’ team, student team or girls’ team.

 

 

324- PROTESTS

            Protests of game results must be submitted and signed by the Principal of the school making the protest within 48 hours after the contest, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The protest must be made immediately, to the officials and the opponent, and noted in the scorebook to be considered, if protests are allowed in that sport.

  • Copies of the protest letter must be sent to the opposing Principal, League President, Area Supervisor, and the Section Commissioner. (Fax, e-mail are available)
  • Letters of the protest must site the rule(s) infraction on which the protest is based.
  • If agreement in not reached at he League level, the protest shall be referred to the Area Supervisor for a decision. The decision of the Area Supervisor is final.
  • Protests regarding, division, area qualifying and Central Section final play-offs shall be submitted to the CIF Central Section Commissioner for decision. His/her decision is subject to appeal to the Central Section Board of Managers.

325- PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE CIF CENTRAL SECTION CONSTITUTION OR BY-LAWS

            The League, or a committee appointed by the League, and the appropriate Area Supervisor will review the alleged violation(s). Upon completion of the review, the Committee may make a recommendation to the Section Commissioner to impose at h/her discretion one of more of the following penalties:

  1. A letter of reprimand or warning
  2. Place the school on probation for one-year
  3. Forfeit of contest and awards
  4. Take away a scrimmage
  5. Take away tournament(s)
  6. Take away pre-League contest(s)
  7. Loss of play-off share of gate(s)
  8. Take away play-off privileges
  9. Reduce future schedule by 10%

Should a school on probation be found guilty of other violations, number 2-9 may be imposed.

Schools who self-refer a violation will receive a warning.

Schools will have the right to appeal the decision of the Section Commissioner to the Section Board of Managers.

1207- ADMISSION, PASSES AND PLAY-OFFS

  • ADMITTANCE CHARGE

All CIF Play-offs in spectator sports where facilities are available MUST carry an admittance charge. Deviations MUST be cleared through the Central Section Commissioner.

  • GAME MANAGEMENT

Game management regulations/rules may be amended by a majority vote of the oard of Managers assembled at a called meeting.

C. POST SEASON GAMES

                 Other than Section play-offs, there shall be no post-League contests at any level.

            D. CENTRAL SECTION PASSES

Thirty CIF Central Section passes will be issued to each school in the section, with the    exception of very small schools and affiliate member schools.

                        E. PLAY-OFF PASSES

At Section play-offs, no regular CIF passes will be accepted. Section play-off passes, CIF  Central Section Lifetime Passes, State CIF Lifetime passes, and State CIF Courtesy passes will also be accepted.

             F. SPIRIT AND INTENT OF THE RULES

Each coach and Principal is responsible for the knowledge of all CIF Central Section rules and     game regulations pertaining to h/her sport, and shall be responsible to see that the Spirit and Intent of all rules and regulations are strictly adhered to.

             G. FILMING AND VIDEO TAPING

Filming and Video taping of non-League and League contests for scouting purposes was approved by the Board of Managers 3/3/93. Filming/taping of potential play-off aopponents was also approved 3/3/93

            H. LIFETIME PASSES

Persons who have met the minimal requirements in the Central Section found on the Lifetime     pass application may apply for a CIF Central Section pass. Applications MUST be submitted to the Central Section office by April 1st each year. A Committee of the Area Supervisors, Commissioner and Assistant Commission will review the applications and forward names for approval to the Board of Managers for confirmation.

         

34-   AMMENDED POINT SCORING SYSTEM FOR SECTION PLAY-OFFS

 

SECTION FIRST ROUND LOSER  5

 

NON-BRACKETED SPORTS

CHAMPION       50                                9TH        28                    15TH      12

RUNNER-UP      45                               1OTH     26                    16TH      10

3RD                   40                                11TH      24                    17TH      8

4TH                    38                                12TH      22                    18TH      6

5TH                    36                                13TH      20                    19TH      4

6TH                    34                                14TH      18                    20TH      2

7TH                    32                                15TH      16

8TH                    30                                16TH      14