All PIL schools may compete at 6A level

All PIL schools may compete at 6A level

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 9:45 AM

PORTLAND – A big change may be in store for high-school sports in Portland Public Schools.

The district is proposing that all nine high schools should compete at the same level.

Right now, sports in Portland's public high schools are spread across two classifications. The new classification would mean that all schools would be in the 6A, even the ones that technically have too few people currently to be classified 6A.

The proposal has to be approved by the Oregon School Activities Association before it can be put in place.

The OSAA was set to decide about the classification change on Oct. 23. A community meeting about the change was scheduled for Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin High School.

If approved, the new rules would start at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

Below: PPS press conference

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