The Idaho High School Activities Association is preparing a new set of classifications, and it appears Kuna will be moving up to 5A starting with the 2012-13 school year. And in a couple of scenarios, Melba would move up to 3A.
A classification committee of the IHSAA has created three proposals, dividing the state’s high schools into the five classifications based on student enrollment. Under all three scenarios, Kuna would move up to 5A. Under two of the scenarios, Melba would move up to 3A. Kuna is currently in 4A, and Melba is currently in 2A. Both schools are in District III.
The classification committee has sent out the proposals to all of the schools along with a survey seeking input, according to Gerry Nutt, activities director at Middleton High and the committee’s chairman. In an ideal world, there will be a strong leading contender that the committee can agree on and forward to the full IHSAA board, Nutt said. He hopes the committee can make a decision at its April meeting, so that the IHSAA board can vote in June. At that point, the schools and conferences can spend 2011-12 figuring out schedules and tournaments.
You can see all the proposals on Page 4 of this week's Kuna Melba News.