The Montana High School Association (MHSA) Executive board approved Fairview High School’s request to delay reclassifying it from Class C to Class B status until Oct. 5, 2020.

The Office of Public Instruction will count enrollment at the regularly scheduled meeting from May 18–19. The MHSA Executive Board will review the numbers at that time to determine proper placement for the 2021–2022 school year.

In other news from the press release by Executive Director Mark Beckman.

• The Board approved waiving the 10 hours per week bricks and mortar attendance requirements for the 2020–2021 school year only. With the possibility of districts allowing a mixture of in-person and online learning for students this coming year, this waiver allows for students to remain eligible under this provision.

• The Board previously approved the following interpretation regarding the MHSA academic rule. Incompletes for COVID-19 related activities (such as internet accessibility, illness, etc.) can be given, as determined by the school. Those COVID-19 incompletes must be posted on the 2019–2020 second semester transcript by the start of the first semester next fall.

• The Board clarified that, during the 2020–2021 school year, the following rules will be enforced as written: Transfer Rule (transfer must have occurred before the school closures occurred); Physical Exam Rule (required each year — valid after May 1); Age Rule, and Semester Rule.

For additional information about reclassifying schools based on enrollments, visit: https://www.mhsa.org/memberschools and http://www.missoulapreps.com/montana-school-enrollment-numbers-and-reclassification/

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