At its June 7, 2020 meeting, the WIAA Executive Board approved the 2020-2024 WOA/WIAA Co-Op Agreement. The Agreement was co-developed by the WOA and the WIAA with the following goals:
- Improve officiating
- Increase the number of officials
- Achieve statewide financial consistency
The Agreement goes into effect in advance of the 2020-2021 school year. The WOA will use the ArbiterPay platform to expedite the payment of officials. Officials will be required to enter final scores as part of their end-of-game report in order to trigger payment. WIAA member schools will be charged a WOA membership fee that will cover schools' ability to request and have officials assigned for interscholastic contests. The fee schedule is available in the column to the right.
In order to centralize and standardize the management of schedules for WIAA schools, the WIAA office, and officials, ArbiterGame will become the preferred scheduling platform beginning in Fall of 2020. Among the services included under the WOA membership fee, WIAA schools will have access to the ArbiterGame platform at no additional cost.
The full text of the 2020-2024 WOA/WIAA Co-Op Agreement is available to the right.