Legislative Council meeting to be held entirely online in late May

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

For the first time in the 99-year history of CHSAA, the Association's legislative body will meet in an online-only format.

The Legislative Council meeting was originally scheduled to be held on April 15, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and safety guidelines from state and local agencies meant that the body could not meet in person.

As a result, the 76-member Legislative Council will meet online at the end of May, including voting and debating of proposals and committee reports. The meeting will also be streamed so that every CHSAA member school can view it.

"In order to implement policies and procedures, it is imperative that we have a Legislative Council meeting to discuss and vote on the next steps in effectively moving the Association forward," said CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green. "We have seen that technology allows us to still operate effectively — although not ideally, because the strength of our Association is the dialogue and communication that happens around new policies or procedures.

"With these unprecedented times, technology and flexibility allows the membership, the Board of Directors and the CHSAA staff to still maintain a level of normalcy as we look to next year."

The Legislative Council has members who represent schools through sports leagues and associations, such as the Colorado Athletics Directors Association (CADA), and the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB).

The Legislative Council agenda features 25 bylaw proposals, and the standard committee reports, of which there are 31. For the first time, unified bowling will have a report, and boys volleyball and girls wrestling are included in their respective sports committee reports.

The membership has until today to send in amendments to committee reports.

The meeting is now scheduled for May 29.

Formerly the Board of Control, the legislative body first met on April 1, 1921, a Friday.