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VHSL moves to six classifications: What’s your take?

The Virginia High School League will move forward with its plan to divide its 315 member schools into six classes after a motion to overturn the legislation failed on Tuesday. The new classes will take effect with the 2013-14 school year.

Last month, the VHSL Executive committee voted 23-3 in favor of the new classification system, which overhauls the current three-tiered system that has been in place for 40 years and eliminates existing districts and regions.

On Tuesday, Group AAA schools — those in the state’s largest classification — voted to overturn the legislation, but when the motion was presented to the VHSL’s full membership, it failed to receive the two-thirds vote necessary to rescind the new classifications. The vote was 189-111 in favor of six classes.

What do you think of the decision, which will reshape the high school sports landscape in Virginia? Vote in our poll, and sound off in the comments below.

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