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Conference Realignment


Board of Control

The Board of Control has the authority to take action about a reasonable conference affiliation and relationship for member high schools.  Reasonable conference affiliation and relationship with member high schools may include total movement of member schools, sport specific relief, and/or scheduling relief.

 Note: While it is not generally the intent to make wholesale changes in existing conference lines. It should be understood that there could be shake-ups in areas where conference affiliation problems are particularly acute. It should also be understood that it may not be realistic to find a solution for every member school.

 Senior High Handbook, page 18.

Process and Timeline

Realignment Flow Chart

October 1 - Deadline to Initiate the Application

November 1 - Deadline to Submit the Application for Review

November 15 - Final Deadline for Application 

November 16 - Publish Realignment Requests

December - Realignment Task Force Meets

  • Review applications
  • Prioritize applications
  • Begin preliminary Realignment solutions

December  - Publish 

January (first week) - Realignment Task Force Meets Virtually

  • Newly affected schools from Modified Solutions are invited to appear

January (second week) - Realignment Task Force Meets

  • Hear appeal from those denied by task force
  • Hear member schools affected
  • Task Force modifies and finalizes solutions
  • Task Force submits proposals

January - Publish

February - Realignment Task Force Meets (if needed)

February - Publish

March - Board of Control Meets

April - Realignment Task Force Meets (if needed)

April - Board of Control Meets