Executive Committee Approves New Six-Classification System

By: Mike McCall - Virginia High School League
By: Mike McCall - Virginia High School League

Charlottesville, VA - The VHSL Executive Committee approved emergency legislation by a 23-3 vote to immediately move to a six-classification group structure effective with the 2013-14 school year. The following legislation was approved:

8-2-1 Structure and 17-1-1 (Group) Boards

8-2-1 Structure-The League shall be organized by the principals of the member schools. The organization shall consist of the membership, an Executive Committee, a Group 1A, a Group 2A, a Group 3A, a Group 4A, a Group 5A, and a Group 6A Board, a Group Committee for each group, a Conference Council and Conference Committee for each conference, a Regional Council for each region and a District Council and a District Committee for each district.

17-1-1 Boards-A general management board shall be organized for each group. These boards shall be known and called by the names Group 1A Board, Group 2A Board, Group 3A Board, Group 4A Board, Group 5A Board, and Group 6A Board, respectively. These group boards may also be known and called by the names 1A Board, 2A Board, 3A Board, 4A Board, 5A Board, and 6A Board.

“The League membership has been studying and discussing this specific change since December,” said VHSL executive director Ken Tilley. “Considerable progress has already been made in developing details regarding future organization, playoffs, finances and other aspects. These efforts will continue over the coming months in preparation for the 2013-14 school year.”

Other highlights from today’s meeting will be posted on the VHSL website on Thursday.

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