Recap of the NCHSAA Board of Directors 2018 Fall Meetings:McMichael and Morehead granted reclassification/Southwestern Randolph denied

Posted by Press Release on November 30, 2018 at 12:06 am under High School | Read the First Comment

The NCHSAA Board of Directors Winter Meeting concluded this morning in Chapel Hill. The Board had a very productive meeting and completed a very comprehensive agenda during the two-and-a-half day meeting. Topics addressed included:

– Classification appeals, adjustments and conference placement requests from member schools as stipulated for the midpoint of each four- year alignment cycle. A full listing of those decisions is provided below in this email.
– Approving an increase in varsity officiating fees for officials in football and basketball, bringing the NCHSAA into better alignment with other state associations in the southeast and aiding in our efforts to recruit and retain officials. They also made an adjustment to the playoff officiating fees beginning in the third round when neutral crews are assigned in an effort to compensate officials for the extra distance traveled for these contests. Effective for the 2019-2020 school year.
– Mandated that baseball and softball coaches in the coaching box on the field must be wearing a helmet or hard skull cap-style helmet during play for safety. Effective immediately.
– Adjusted the tournament regulation and weekly limitation for volleyball, creating more clarity as to what is allowed with regard to tournament play.
– Approved a one-year trial for an NCHSAA Women’s Wrestling Invitational in conjunction with NC Wrestling Coaches Association and the NC Chapter of USA Wrestling.
– Revised the NCHSAA Investment Policy Statement, as advised by NCHSAA Investment Management Groups, to allow more flexibility for those managing NCHSAA investments as they face increasing market volatility.
– Heard reports from Board Subcommittees tasked with examining and crafting a policy for Home School and Transgender Participation. The Board has tasked the staff with further formatting draft policies and seeking feedback from City/County ADs and selected membership groups.

BOARD DECISIONS ON ALIGNMENT MID-POINT APPEALS

Burns High School: Request to be reclassified from 3A to 2A was approved. Effective 2019-2020 Burns will compete in the Southwestern 2A Conference.
Christ the King High School: Request for conference placement in a 1A Conference was approved. Effective 2019-2020, school will compete in the Southern Piedmont 1A and Football Only Conference A.

***********McMichael High School: Request to be reclassified from 3A to 2A was approved. Effective 2019-2020, McMichael will compete as a 2A member of the Mid-State 3A Conference (creating a split conference).**********

Monroe High School: Appeal to move from 3A to the 2A Classification was denied.

Montgomery Central High School (West & East Montgomery): Approved placing the newly formed Montgomery Central High School in the 3A Classification for the 2019-2020 year. Effective 2019-2020, Montgomery Central will compete in the Rocky River 2A Conference, as requested, but the Board placed stipulations on their qualification for playoffs in team sports.

**********Morehead High School: Request to be reclassified from 3A to 2A was approved. Effective 2019-2020, Morehead will compete as a 2A member of the Mid-State 3A Conference (creating a split conference).**********

**********North Forsyth High School: Request to be reclassified from 3A to 2A was approved. Effective 2019-2020, North Forsyth will compete in the Western Piedmont Athletic 2A.**********

North Henderson High School: Appeal to move from 3A to 2A was denied.

Parkwood High School: Appeal to move from 3A to 2A was denied.

**********Southwestern Randolph High School: Appeal to move from 3A to 2A was denied.***********

Tuscola High School: Appeal to move from 3A to 2A was denied.

Vance County High School: Approved placing Vance County into the 3A Classification following the merger of Northern Vance and Southern Vance last year. Effective 2019-2020, Vance County will compete in the Big 8 3A Conference.

Warren County High School: Request to be reclassified from 2A to 1A was approved. Effective 2019-2020, Warren County will compete as a 1A member in the Northern Carolina 1A/2A Conference.

West Caldwell High School: Request to be reclassified from 3A to 2A was approved. Effective 2019-2020, West Caldwell will compete in the Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference.

Hillside High School: According to Articles of Incorporation Bylaw VI, Board approved Hillside be reclassified from 3A to 4A. Effective 2019-2020 Hillside will compete in the Triangle 6 4A Conference.

James Alverson-NCHSAA
Assistant Commissioner – Media Relations, Special Events & Publications
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  • Casual Fan said,

    Making the Mid State 3A a split conference still does no good for either school in conference play and for total record overall. They should have moved them to a true 2A conference.