Area schools, like those across the state, may be affected by a New Mexico Activities Association proposal to split 1A schools into two classes for fall and winter sports.
If the NMAA proposal is approved, Logan, San Jon and House will be affected in Quay County. Tucumcari's sports classifications, with the possible exception of its cross country team, should remain the same.
The NMAA has been discussing splitting 1A schools into two Classes 1A and 1B, said Robert Zayas, director of communication, NMAA.
"This split would only affect volleyball and basketball," Zayas said. "The alignment for the rest of the schools sports would remain the same."
Zayas said he split class has been proposed several times and today it could be finalized for a four- year block from 2010 to 2014.
"The board has gone over eight months of appeals, proposals and feedback from the public," Zayas said. "A majority of the feedback on splitting 1A has been positive in nature."
The split will be based on enrollments. Schools with up to 70 students will be placed in 1B, while schools with 71-150 students enrolled will remain in 1A.
"One of the main reasons for the split is there are so many schools in 1A," Zayas said. "This will give more schools and athletes a chance to participate in state championship events."
Two of Quay County's schools that will be placed in the 1B will be San Jon and House. Logan will remain in 1A but their district will completely change.
In 2008 and 2009 Logan's district was 4A which was composed of San Jon, House, Grady, Mosquero and Clovis Christian. With the change their district will now be 3A made up of Clovis Christian, Fort Sumner, Logan and Melrose.
"I think that having a smaller class is a great idea," said Gary Miller, athletic director, Logan. "I don't like the idea of a four-year block though. Logan's enrollment could change in the next two years and we could very well drop into the 1B class."
Miller said that being placed in a district with Fort Sumner, which won the the most recent championships in football, boys basketball, volleyball and in girls and boys track events in 1A will present a challenge.
"Our coaches and athletes are going to step up to the new level competition," Miller said.
A copy of the proposed alignment change decision expected today can be downloaded at their Web Site www.nmact.org.