SOUTH DAYTON - The Pine Valley Central School Board is still pondering a policy on playoffs for teams that do not have a winning record.
While extra brackets are often set up for sports teams which do not make the official playoffs, the costs of holding them can be significant. It has been under consideration at the school whether to have a policy establishing that teams which win fewer than 50 percent of their games are not eligible for the post-season, preventing a need to consider such things at the end of a team's season and elicit potential protests.
"If we had a policy, then it's communicated well before the season starts and everyone's aware of it," Superintendent Peter Morgante said.
However, the board noted that not all teams have equal seasons. Some teams that perform well may be plagued with injuries during parts of their season or are required to play teams that are in classes above them.
"The only thing with a policy is that we have to have a little bit of discretion there because, let's say, what if our boys' soccer team was 7-9 and what if they had a really good chance and they were getting better?" Morgante said. " Or if you're in a tougher league?"
If a policy is created, it would not take effect until next year's fall sports season.
In other matters:
Representatives of the Class of 2012 presented plans for their senior trip. The journey, in May 2012, would take members to Virginia, visiting locations such as Busch Gardens, Norfolk Naval Air Station, the Virginia Marine Science Museum, Virginia Beach and Colonial Williamsburg. Current costs are estimated at $595 per student based on 40-47 attending. The school board will likely bring the trip up for approval at its next meeting.
The employment of Lynn Dawson as Part-Time Typist II was terminated.
High School Principal Cathy Fabiatos and Superintendent Peter Morgante were appointed as co-advisors of the National Honor Society.
The policy "Response to Intervention (RTI) Process" was approved.
A school-sponsored Archery Club was approved.