Here are the things specifically mentioned by the group that circulated the petition: "...involved financial impact such as the softball fence, 45 minute soccer halves, 18 minute basketball halves, shot clock, and 2 game increase in the basketball game limit."
There are state adaptations to NFHS rules in every sport. If you go through all of them, some would seem to fall under the financial impact issue, but some are certainly very ambiguous of whether that would be the case. The WIAA Constitution and membership has given the power to the BOC to pass season regulations, including adaptations to NFHS rules.
Isn't this really just a message to the WIAA (BOC) that if it involves significant (I know that's a vague amount) cost run it past us first in the way of a vote instead of a BOC mandate?