For The Record
TOPEKA – In accordance with the memo and ballot mailed April 30, 2013 the voting on Class 4A post-season competition in two separate enrollment divisions as proposed by the Big Seven League has now been completed.
Forty-two schools voted in favor of two divisions, 22 schools voted in opposition.
Based on 64 Class 4A member schools, the proposal needed 33 votes to pass. That requirement has been met and the proposal has been adopted.
Accordingly, the change to Classification of Senior High Schools Rule 5, Section 2, Article 1, approved by the Board of Directors last April by a vote of 35-27, will become effective in the 2013-2014 school year in volleyball, basketball, baseball softball and in football in 2014.
KSHSAA handbook Rule 5, Section 2 Article 1 will be modified by adding the following exception:
Class 4A Exception: Class 4A schools shall compete in two separate divisions for post-season and KSHSAA state championship competition in the following activities: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.
Following the annual classification and determination of schools assigned to Class 4A, the half of the schools with larger enrollments will be assigned to Division 1 and the half of schools with the smaller enrollment will be assigned to Division II. If Class 4A has an odd number of schools, Division I will be assigned one more school than Division II.
Since the origin of the proposal, KSHSAA staff have been working to identify host sites necessary to facilitate this new Class 4A format.
That process is on-going.