Some big changes could becoming to several area high schools and where their atheltes play sports.
Virginia High School League (VHSL) met today to set districts.
The school system has been fighting to change that because administrators say their athletes are having to travel too far to play sports. For example, students from PH and Fleming have to play Halifax County High School, nearly three hours away.
Roanoke City Schools wants their athletes to play other schools in the Roanoke Valley.
Virginia High School League argues schools like Roanoke City have to play schools of similar size. The league says it would be unfair for a large school like Patrick Henry to play a smaller school.
A committee from the VHSL decided today to form a new district. It would include Patrick Henry, William Fleming, Franklin County High School, Bassett High School, and Magna Vista High School.
The new district, which doesn't have a name yet, would be a combination of Triple A and Double A schools.
The full committee of the VHSL will have to vote on this proposal. A vote is expected next spring. Schools can appeal the proposal.
If approved, the new districts would take effect in the 2014-2015 school year.