As of November 15, 2005, the Ohio High School Athletic Association administrative staff will no longer take telephone calls from parents and students about eligibility and other OHSAA regulations.
REASON FOR THE POLICY: The OHSAA staff receives hundreds of telephone calls and e-mails every week from our member schools. Because the OHSAA exists to serve those schools, responding to their inquiries must be our top priority. The large volume of calls from parents and students is dramatically affecting our ability to serve our member schools.
SOLUTION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: School principals or athletic administrators have always been the first and preferred contact resource for parents and students. This OHSAA policy reinforces school personnel as the source to whom parents and students must direct their questions.
As always, if a school administrator needs assistance in answering a question, they will contact an OHSAA administrator for a "final answer" and then pass it along to the parent or student.
The OHSAA understands that parent and student questions are important. We thank you for your understanding and for supporting our commitment to high quality service directly to our member schools and, through the schools, to parents and students. This approach will ultimately be best for everyone involved.