With the University Interscholastic League’s snapshot enrollment day slated for Friday, cutoff numbers in the revamped classifications are expected to released by the end of November.
UIL realignment takes places every two years, but no information has been made available in the past until the new districts were released the first week of February.
However, the UIL has informed coaches and administrators that it will be releasing each classification’s cutoff numbers early, according to the Dallas Morning News, with a target date of mid to late November.
While schools will not be aware of which districts they are in until February, they will know their classification level much sooner, based on the enrollment figure submitted on snapshot day.
The numbering system for classifications will also change when the enrollment cut off numbers are released. Six-man football will now be referred to as Class A, while the rest of the classification increase a number — Class A will become 2A, 2A will become 3A, 3A will become 4A, 4A will become 5A and 5A will be known as 6A.
Also in February, the current Class 3A and soon to be 4A will follow the lead of the current 2A and A system of multiple districts for a variety of sports. The future Class 4A will be split into two divisions for football — for purposes of competitiveness, according to the UIL — while consisting of a single division in all other sports. Therefore, the district rivals for Brownwood in football will likely differ from those in other sports.
Enrollment figures for the current alignment are as follows: Class 5A — 2,090 and larger; Class 4A — 1,005 to 2,089; Class 3A — 450 to 1,004; Class 2A — 200 to 449; Class A — 199 and smaller; Six-Man — 99.9 and smaller.