|TSSAA votes to keep classification the same|
|Monday, July 16, 2012|
The TSSAA Board of Control held a special meeting to vote on reclassification at the TSSAA office in Hermitage on Monday. And the BOC voted to remain with the current classification for four more years (2013-16).
The highlight of the voting was whether or not football in Tennessee would remain six classes or drop to five classes. The BOC vote was 5-4 to remain with the six-class plan in football through 2016.
The BOC voted to have three classes in all sports in Division I and remain with the current classification setup for Division II.
While voting to remain in with the six-class plan for football in Division I, the TSSAA also said the number of football playing schools in Class A will be divided to form Class 1A and 2A with equal number of schools in each of the divided classes. The same will apply for Class AA (3A and 4A) and Class AAA (5A and 6A). The host school for the semifinals will be pre-determined by their position in the bracket, and not their seed. During odd years, the top team in the bracket shall be the host team and during even years, the bottom team on the bracket shall host.
The BOC also voted to send staff’s recommendations of district/region alignments for the next classification period to all schools prior to the November BOC meeting.
The Board voted to leave the multiplier for independent schools at 1.8 and that no school could move up more than one class in any sport. The BOC voted to continue to re-evaluate enrollments and move schools that have a 20-percent chance which causes them to be in another class every two years.
The BOC voted to deny the Division II committee track and field recommendation for two classes.
— From Staff Reports