Macon — The Georgia High School Association finally found a way to satisfy the majority on the controversial issue of reclassification at Monday’s meeting.
They decided to delay a vote for another month or two.
The chairman of the Reclassification Committee, Earl Etheridge, read a few sentences about the “4/8 plan” which had been narrowly approved for proposal the day before. Another GHSA member motioned to table or delay the vote and it was quickly approved by the 50-person Executive Committee.
“I think, among the 50 members, there were some people who liked the ‘4/8 plan,’ there were some people that didn’t like it, and there were some people who didn’t know enough to vote wisely,” said Ralph Swearngin, the GSHA’s Executive Director.
Ironically, delaying the vote on the “4/8 plan” was a minor victory for supporters of the radical plan, which consists of reducing the state’s five classifications to four, and then have two state championships per class for each