Realignment Information

Timeline:

October 2020

October 27, 2020—Realignment Committee Meeting by Zoom; review regional meeting information and discuss factors being considered for inclusion in the process

October 29, 2020—Realignment Committee votes on the final process for 21-25 Realignment Process to be sent to NCHSAA Board of Directors

November-December 2020

November 4, 2020—Board of Directors meets to review and discuss Realignment Process Proposal from Committee

November 13, 2020—Staff reviews final information for inclusion in the realignment process

November 17, 2020—Staff posts information for membership online

December 10, 2020—After review by the Realignment Committee, the First Draft of the Realignment Plan released to the membership

January 2021

January 8, 2021—Deadline for schools to submit concerns or adjustments desired to initial draft. The submission process will be clearly defined and include an online component. Any requests, concerns, or suggestions must be submitted in the appropriate designated fashion. This includes suggestions for conference affiliations or agreements among schools that have agreed to be in a conference together, etc.

January 13, 2021—Realignment Committee meets to review submissions from schools and makes adjustments as appropriate

January 14, 2021—Second draft distributed to schools for review

January 21, 2021—Deadline for schools to Appeal the second draft in writing, using the defined submission process, including concerns, suggestions/solutions. Appeal only if a school has been changed or affected by changes from the initial draft Due to Pandemic, all appeals to the committee will be virtual

January 27-28, 2021—Realignment Meetings by ZOOM are held, one for the East and one for the West. Appealing schools will have an opportunity to address the second draft:

  • Eastern Webinar on January 27 & Western Webinar on January 28
  • Details of the format will be shared closer to the dates

February 2021

February 3, 2021—Realignment Committee meets and considers making further adjustments to conferences

February 4, 2021—Committee issues the third draft

February 10, 2021 (If necessary)—Deadline for final appeals to Realignment Committee. Must be received in writing at NCHSAA by this date. For schools whose, conference membership has been altered in some way from previous drafts

February 17, 2021 (if necessary)—Final appeals to Realignment Committee. Realignment report then submitted to the Board of Directors

March-August 2021

March 2021—NCHSAA Board of Directors hears any final appeals based on procedural errors. (Exact date TBD) Board votes on 21-25 Realignment Plan

August 1, 2021—New 21-25 Alignment begins

Realignment Committee Formation

Archived Realignment