AHSAA approves $1.2M in revenue sharing

Published 3:51 am Monday, July 25, 2011

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control for the second straight year has approved returning $1.2 million to its member schools under its revenue sharing plan. The action was taken Wednesday at its annual summer meeting in Montgomery. The AHSAA Legislative Council also met Wednesday.

The plan, approved by the central board in 2009, will return a total of $2.4 million to its member schools in two years. The formula for the distribution of funds includes a differential between classifications and the number of sports played by non-football-playing schools.

“I want to thank the Central Board leadership that enables the Association to return these funds back to our schools,” said Executive Director Steve Savarese, who made the initial proposal to the board.

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The plan returns excess funds to the schools when the AHSAA has at least one year’s working capital in reserve.

The central board placed an additional $1 to playoff tickets earlier the last decade to generate funds for the new AHSAA office building in Montgomery. Since the building mortgage has been paid off, the additional $1 is now directed to the Revenue Sharing Plan.

In addition, for the 19th consecutive year, the central board voted to waive annual dues for member high schools and junior high/middle schools.

Also, the board voted to eliminate entry fees for state championship events (finals) that require an admission.