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January 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM

WIAA Executive Board approves classification figures

It’s official.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board approved the classification enrollment figures for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years today (Monday).

You can view the figures here.

The “OU” at the right of the column indicates the school has opted up. The Executive Board approved all 38 opt-ups (three in 4A, 18 in 3A, two in 2A, 10 in 1A and five in 2B).

The totals for each classification are 67 schools in 4A, 63 in 3A, 64 in 2A, 74 in 1A, 48 in 2B and 72 in 1B.

When the new classification system was implemented for 2010-12, the goal was to balance the number of schools in each class so they would have equal post-season opportunities, or as close to it as possible. Currently, there are 66 schools in 4A, 67 in 3A, 64 in 2A, 65 in 1A, 62 in 2B and 62 in 1B.

Mike Colbrese, WIAA executive director, said the Executive Board members were mindful of the severe drop in 2B schools. He said a committee is being commissioned to review the entire classification system, including how often schools should be reclassified and how many classifications there should be.

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