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Appeals

  1.  APPEALS TO TAPPSDecisions by a district executive committee may be appealed to the Athletic Executive Committee or the Fine Arts Executive Committee which shall have the discre­tion to either accept or decline to hear the appeal.  If the appeal is heard:
    • The appeal may be
    • Referred back to the original committee
    • Granted
    • Rejected-The committee hearing the appeal may accept the sanctions presented, reduce the sanctions or add additional sanctions based on their findings.
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    • An appeal to the AEC, FAEC or Executive Board shall carry a minimum fee of $200. This fee shall be nonrefundable and due within 10 days of the appeal.
    • An additional fee may be charged for any in person appeal in which the board must convene outside of its posted meeting schedule.
  2. APPEAL PROCEDURE
    • Appeal by email – All information, representing both sides of appeal, is submitted to the TAPPS Office on the appeal form located on the TAPPS website, which in turn is forwarded to the appropriate executive committee for decision without discussion. TAPPS office will contact both parties involved in the appeal, make sure all documentation, written testimony is complete before faxing it to the Board. The executive committee’s decision may be appealed to the TAPPS Executive Board, whose decision is final.
    • Appeal by conference call
      • All information, representing both sides of appeal, is submitted to the TAPPS Office on the appeal form located on the TAPPS website
      • At the request of the person’s making the appeal, a conference call hearing is held.
    • IN PERSON APPEAL
      • All information, representing both sides of appeal, is submitted to the TAPPS Office on the appeal form located on the TAPPS website
      • Parties involved in an appeal can wait for the next scheduled board/committee meeting and appear for a hearing in person.
    • Appealing part is responsible for all costs associated with the special meeting if the timing of the issues requires a special meeting of the committee or board.
  3.  Appeal of a District, Executive Committee or Executive Board action must be received in the TAPPS office within ten days of notification of findings. After ten calendar days, the District, Executive Committee or Board action will become final if no appeal has been received.
  4.  A member school may have a legal representation present at an appeal to provide advice for the school. However, only the school personnel will be allowed to make presentation or direct questioning to the ruling body.
  5. APPEALS OF DISTRICT ASSIGNMENT.
    • Decisions of the TAPPS Executive Board may be appealed by partici­pant schools affected by the deci­sion.
    • Schools whose original appeals are denied by the TAPPS Exe­cutive Board may not appeal.
    • See Section 40.
  6. (Sections 41-44 reserved for expansion.)