San Angelo Central submits appeal to UIL to leave district 3-6A

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After last Thurday's UIL realignment, a lot of questions arose for district 3-6A, and how San Angelo Central was brought back in a district with Abilene High and DFW schools.

Those questions weren't answered -- leaving SAISD with the decision to appeal the UIL ruling and seek out of 3-6A.

They did so Monday, after Central was placed back in the same district as Abilene High during Thursday's realignment. A reunification of the two once more, only now – both will join those from the metroplex including Haltom, Weatherford, Euless Trinity, Hurst LD Bell, and Richland H.S out of North Richland Hills.

School administrators cited the reasoning for the appeal to the UIL as for “academic and safety needs of its students,” according to a statement released by SAISD. That mainly stemming from the burden that will fall on student-athletes as well as staff members making frequent trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for events. The non-varsity sports hit the hardest, with such trips taking place during the week.

San Angelo Central was formerly in 3-6A before the 2016 realignment, but was comprised of western schools in Midland and Odessa as well as Abilene High. In 2016, the realignment sent Abilene east, and Central staying west in district 2-6A.

No details were released on how soon a decision would be made.

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