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Change Could Be Coming For Class 1A Schools

The Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors met on Friday, April 24 and discussed the possibility of Class 1A schools being split into two separate divisions for postseason and KSHSAA state championship competition in volleyball, basketball and scholar’s bowl.

The proposal was originally recommended by the member schools of the Heart of the Plains League. In March of 2008, the proposal was discussed and supported by many 1A athletic directors at the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s annual convention.

The format would be the same as that of 8-Man football in the fall, where the schools with the larger enrollments would be placed into Division I and the schools with smaller enrollments would be in Division II. If there would be an odd amount of schools, Division I would have one more school added. The proposal would also mean that the regional round of playoffs in volleyball, basketball and scholar’s bowl would not be needed and postseason dates would be the same for all classes in the state of Kansas.

The KSHSAA Board of Directors supported the proposal at their meeting on Friday, and Gary Musselman, Executive Director of the KSHSAA says the final decision is up to the schools voting and explains where the process is at after the support by the Board of Directors.
Musselman Cut on 1A
Musselman and the Board of Directors at the KSHSAA hope to have the majority of the ballots in by Mid-June of this year, so that if there is a change, the KSHSAA will have plenty of time to implement the necessary changes and plans for the start of the 2010-11 school year.

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