Below are the new tentative district assignments for this classification cycle in girls volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball, which will be for the next three years.
Appeals must be based on Policy 12.2.6 or 12.2.7. Please submit any appeal on school letterhead signed by your principal or headmaster in addition to your District Superintendent, County Athletic Director or President of your governing body. On the appeal, list the schools of your current district and the mileage and the schools of the district you are appealing to enter along with the mileage. Appeals are due by 5 p.m. EST Monday, March 7. Appeals can be emailed to jharrison [at] fhsaa [dot] org or faxed to (352) 244-5043.
If your school is wishing to change its commitment status, you must fill out the AT12 (add sport/enter district) or AT13 (remove sport/withdraw from district) forms on C2C schools. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Justin Harrison at (352) 372-9551 ext. 180 or jharrison [at] fhsaa [dot] org.
12.4.2 Divisions of Classifications
Policy 188.8.131.52 For the sports of boys and girls basketball and girls volleyball, the total number of existing member senior high schools which commit to participate in boys basketball shall be ranked in order of student population, while for the sports of baseball and softball, the total number of existing member senior high schools which commit to participate baseball shall be ranked in order of student population. Beginning 2015-16 for baseball and softball and 2016-17 for boys and girls basketball and girls volleyball, these rankings shall then be assigned to basic classifications as follows: schools shall be ranked in order of student population and divided into nine basic classifications (9A, 8A, 7A, 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A). The highest two-thirds of schools, by student population, will be as evenly divided as possible into the top five classifications (9A, 8A, 7A, 6A and 5A) and the remaining, approximate, one third of schools, by student population, will be as evenly divided as possible into the bottom four classifications (4A, 3A, 2A and 1A). Schools located in geographic areas that are eligible as determined by Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), population density by zip code and median family income by zip code and have an enrollment up to 600 students may be placed in 1A. The remaining schools shall be evenly distributed among the basic classifications beginning with the lowest classification and working up. The student population of the smallest school assigned to each classification shall form the dividing line between that classification and the next lowest classification. Schools that have the same student population as a school whose student population forms the dividing line between classifications shall be placed with that school into the higher classification. The requisite number of schools then shall be assigned to each successive classification. Once the dividing lines between classifications for a term are determined, they shall not be changed during that classification term.