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VHSL releases appeal information

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) recently announced a proposed two-year realignment plan that would begin in the 2017-18 academic year. With the proposal, schools also have an appeals option that they could pursue with the VHSL Alignment Commitee.

“There has been some confusion concerning the Alignment Committee appeals meeting scheduled for Wednesday Jan.13, 2015 in the VHSL office,” according to a Tuesday release by VHSL Communications Director Mike McCall. “Appeals that day should be related specifically to the placement of schools relative to the recent 2017-18 alignment plan recommended by the Alignment Committee in its December meeting.”

The plan will include 24 regions without conferences.

The release also went on to stated, “Further appeals that may be heard on this date would include any placement requests based on current ADM (average daily membership) numbers. Appeals of placement the Alignment Committee will not hear on Jan. 13: projected March 2016 ADM five percent buffer changes affecting classification/region placement and any other appeals based on projected numbers.”

The committee plans to hear appeals and requests regarding buffer changes in spring, most likely in June. For more information on appeals, contact Tom Dolan at tdolan@vhsl.org.