The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Central Board of Control approved the Jan. 22, 2014 board meeting as the date to announce new member school classifications for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. The action came at the Central Board’s regular quarterly meeting Oct. 23 in Montgomery.
Executive Director Steve Savarese said it was important for the AHSAA to have enough time to evaluate the information regarding school attendance numbers which are expected from the Alabama State Department of Education within the next month.
The Central Board also approved a request by the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) that would allow them to petition to become an affiliate member of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS). The request was made by AISA Executive Director Randy Skipper and AISA Athletics Director Roddie Beck. The AISA schools would be required to register and be recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education.
AHSAA PRESS RELEASE
*** I confirmed with Ron Ingram, AHSAA Asst. Director, that if approved as a member of the NFHS, the AISA member schools will still not be approved for regular season competition against AHSAA member schools. ***