Link:  www.kshsaa.org/Publications/Board/FallBOD-Agenda-2021.pdf

Excerpt:

8. With the possibility for more than 24 schools participating in 6-player competition for the 2022-24 cycle, and the possibility

for less than 64 schools participating in 8-player competition, consider the following modifications to Rule 5, Classification of Senior High Schools, Section 2, Article 1; Rule 10, Qualifications of Coaches, Section 1, Article 6; and Rule 35,

Football, Section 1, Article 2 and Section 2, Article 1 & 3 as follows:

Rule 5

CLASSIFICATION OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

Section 2: Senior High Regulations

Art. 1: All member senior high schools shall be divided into six Classes—6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A. Class 6A shall include the

thirty-six (36) high schools with the largest enrollments; Class 5A the next thirty six (36); 4A the next thirty-six (36); 3A the

next sixty-four (64); 2A the next sixty-four (64); and Class 1A, the remainder.

FOOTBALL EXCEPTION: Classifications, for the purpose of determining district football assignments, shall be based on the

total enrollment in the school’s ninth, tenth and eleventh grades as submitted to the KSHSAA on the date established by

state statute for official enrollment. (Exception: See Note in Article 3 below for football classification procedure for USD #207 and

USD #453.)

For the purpose of district football, utilizing this exception, member schools will be classified as follows:

Class 6A: 32 largest member schools playing 11-Player football

Class 5A: 32 next largest member schools playing 11-Player football

Class 4A: 32 next largest member schools playing 11-Player football

Class 3A: 48 next largest member schools playing 11-Player football

Class 2A: 48 next largest member schools playing 11-Player football

Class 1A: All other member schools playing 11-Player football until the number of participating schools fall below 24

schools, at which time the remaining schools will be combined with the schools in Class 2A.

8-Player: participating schools will be assigned to two separate Divisions, as established by the Executive Board, unless

the number of schools participating in a division falls below 24 schools.

6-Player: participating schools will be assigned as established by the Executive Board.

NOTE: For 8-Player district football participation, assignments shall be limited to those schools with a maximum enrollment

of 100 students in grades 9, 10 and 11. For 6-Player district football participation, assignments shall be limited to those

schools with a maximum enrollment of 55 students in grades 9, 10 and 11. (See Rule 35-2-3, Football.)

Schools not requesting a football district assignment will have their position filled in each category by the next school mov-
ing up in enrollment.