Latest realignment draft offers no changes for Polk County

Polk County’s future conference partners remain unchanged in the latest draft of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s realignment plan for the 2021-2025 period.

The NCHSAA’s Realignment Committee issued Thursday the third draft of its proposal for aligning schools into new conferences beginning August 1, 2021. The NCHSAA realigns schools every four years into classifications and conferences.

Polk County, which is slated to move up to the 2A classification in 2021, remains placed in a conference with Brevard, Chase, Esst Rutherford, Hendersonville, Patton and R-S Central. That is unchanged from the second draft of the plan.

The third draft can be viewed at this link.

Schools have one remaining opportunity to appeal their placement, with those appears due in writing by Feb. 10. The Realignment Committee will hear those appeals on Feb. 17 and will then submit a final plan to the NCHSAA Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors will hold a final appeals session for any procedural errors in March and will then vote to make the realignment official.