RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Representative Assembly voted Monday, Jan. 28 to approve two amendments regarding the Association’s classification system beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
Amendment 4.2.0 will change the even distribution of schools into classifications and institute enrollment parameters for each of the six classifications. The amendment will have no bearing on a school’s choice to opt-up in classification.
Amendment 4.3.0 will use free and reduced lunch data as reported to the Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction to determine the adjusted enrollment for 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A schools. A school with a free and reduced lunch rate greater than the statewide average will have its enrollment reduced for each percent that they exceed the statewide average. The maximum a school’s enrollment can be adjusted will be capped at 40% and schools will be allowed to move down only one classification.
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