By Mitch Spinell
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio High School Athletic Association on Tuesday approved a measure that membership dues be collected beginning with the 2021-22 school year.
The measure, approved by a 9-0 vote by the Board on Monday, means each high school will contribute $50 per OHSAA sanctioned sport in which the school participates.
“First, I want to thank our Board of Directors for unanimously approving my recommendation,” Ute said. “I also have received favorable feedback from the majority of the administrators with whom I have conversed at our member schools. Levying membership dues does not change our mission, which is to serve our member schools and enrich interscholastic opportunities for students.
Total dues for the upcoming school year will range from $300 per school to $1300, depending on the number of OHSAA-sanctioned sports in which a school is participating. The dues will be reviewed annually by an OHSAA Finance Committee and any modifications will be recommended to the OHSAA Board of Directors by the executive director.
Member schools will no longer pay any tournament entry fees, bowling lineage fees, golf green fees or wrestling weight management fees, and no membership dues will be levied against member 7th-8th grade schools.