Additional criteria to determine football classifications
January 5, 2023
Over 80 percent of Iowa High School Athletic Association member schools voted in favor of including a socioeconomic factor into football classifications.
Voting on an amendment to the IHSAA Articles of Incorporation closed on Dec. 20. The final tally was 211 in favor and 52 opposed. Fifty percent of the total membership or 60 percent of those voting was required for approval.
The vote was in response to a classification committee recommendation that the IHSAA adopt a classification model which reduces 40 percent of a school's free or reduced lunch count from its annual enrollment to determi...