Cartersville High School's region assignment appeal denied by GHSA

Cartersville High School's appeal of their region assignment for the 2016-2020 school years was denied Wednesday by the full GHSA Executive Committee.

Cartersville and two other schools requested a transfer from one region to another for travel reasons. All three were denied.

The vote on the final reclassification was not nearly unanimous, because a "rider" was added regarding single-gender schools, in particular Riverside Military Academy. That move apparently led to a number of "no" votes, but a final version of reclassification was eventually approved.

In the past, each reclassification cycle has been for two school years. The cycle approved Wednesday is for the next four years.

Back in early December, GHSA placed schools in regions for the next cycle. The reclassification committee placed Cartersville High School in Region 5-AAAA with Cedartown, Central-Carroll, Chapel Hill, LaGrange, Sandy Creek, and Troup. Cartersville appealed that placement and asked to be moved back to a region similar to their current (2014-16) placement with Gilmer, Heritage-Catoosa, Lafayette, Northwest Whitfield, Pickens, Ridgeland, and Southeast Whitfield.

The original appeal by Cartersville was denied by the Reclassification Committee December 8.

Cartersville's final appeal Wednesday was to the full GHSA Executive Committee.

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