A proposal to repeal the yet-to-be implemented district system for Illinois high school football is set to be voted on, according to documents released by the IHSA on Monday.
Among the 11 proposals forwarded to member schools from the IHSA's Legislative Commission is Proposal 15, which "Removes the by-law directing the IHSA to implement a football scheduling system for regular-season varsity games, impacting the current ability for schools to schedule games AND qualify for the playoffs as it is currently administered."
Voting begins Dec. 2 and runs through midnight Dec. 16. Results will be announced Dec. 17. Proposals need only a simple majority to pass.
Proposal 16, which proposed shortening the regular season and expanding the playoffs to 384 teams, did not pass out of the commission.
If Proposal 15 passes, it will scrap the district system set to go into effect for the 2021 season.
Schools narrowly voted in December to adopt the district system. That vote was conducted without a district projection, and a mock-up of the district system released by the IHSA this spring was met with criticism.
Proposal 12, which would have required separate state tournaments for nonboundaried and boundaried schools (essentially private or public), also did not receive enough support to be placed on the final ballot for consideration.