Georgia’s high schools will go through reclassification every two years, as opposed to a four-year-cycle, after a vote by the Georgia High School Association’s Executive Committee on Tuesday.
“Everybody saw that it was needed,” the GHSA’s Ralph Swearngin said. “Obviously, two years is what everybody is used to doing. It had a lot of support after we explained the factors, including the start of so many new schools, and superintendents trying to balance the student population in their attendence zones.
“The bottom line is that we can’t guess what is going to happen four years down the road. That’s too long.”
The GHSA also did the following:
> Approved the region and classification realignments for the next two school years.
> Upheld the appeal of Glascock County, which has been moved from Region 7-B to 7-A.
> Approved GHSA’s plans to amend the playoff brackets in Regions 5-8 in Class A for softball, baseball, basketball, and tennis.
What do I think? With the explosive growth of many areas around the state, most notably the metro area, it was the right thing to go back to the two-year cycle. If the four-year cycle was left intact, you could have had some Class AA schools in 2013-14 that should’ve been in AAAAA.
What do you think about the two-year cycle? And the other approved measures?