UHSAA Announces Classifications and Regions for 2017-2019

December 8, 2016—PRESS RELEASE

UHSAA Announces Classifications and Regions for 2017-2019

The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Board of Trustees met and adopted regions for 2017-19.  The placement of member schools can be found here

A public hearing was held on Wednesday, December 7, to receive feedback from districts and schools on the placement of member schools into regions.  In addition to the hearing, the UHSAA Board of Trustees received numerous emails over the past few weeks regarding the realignment of member schools. 

The assignment of member schools into regions was adopted on December 8, by the Board of Trustees, allowing time for schools and regions to organize and schedule for the two-year alignment period.  The first contests under the new alignment will take place the fall of 2017.  The enrollment data upon which the alignment is based will be less than one year old.  A two year, rather than four year, alignment period allows for adjustments more often as enrollments rise and fall at a number of schools.  The UHSAA Board of Trustees retains the responsibility for alignment of all member schools.

About the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA)
The UHSAA is the leadership organization for high school athletic and fine arts activities in Utah.  Since 1927, the UHSAA has led the development of education-based interscholastic athletic and fine arts activities that help students succeed in their lives.  The belief is these activities are an essential part of the high school experience and go a long way to improving academic performance and producing better citizens. 

The UHSAA reaches 149 member schools and 87,000 participants in high school activity programs.  The organization sanctions 10 girls’ sports and 10 boys’ sports and music, theatre/drama and speech/debate in five different classifications. The UHSAA is governed by a 30 member Board of Trustees made up of elected school board members and superintendents representing all regions and areas throughout Utah, principals from each of the five classifications and a state board of education representative.  The organization is committed to stressing educational and cultural values, improving the participation experience in activities, promoting life skills and lessons involved in competitive activities, fostering sportsmanship and mutual respect and assisting those who oversee high school sports and activities in UHSAA member high schools.  For more information, visit the UHSAA website at www.uhsaa.org.