Bonecrusher wrote:I know several Axtell people. They were mentally preparing themselves for the possibility of going 3A last year, and not happy about it. They got lucky. Might not be so lucky next time around.
Seen a few head counts ending in .5 How do you get 0.5 students?
The number that drives everything is the average daily membership (ADM). Record the school's daily membership for a given number of days, aggregate, and divide by the number of days. For example, for 5 designated days the membership (students enrolled) was 220, 220, 221, 222, 223. Added together = 1106 / 5 = 221.2 ADM. In the good old days they changed the factors (# of days, which days, the grades counted, etc) fairly often, but now it's pretty well set. Having six conferences, some with two divisions and some divided big/small schools for the playoffs, sure makes it more equitable. You'd still rather be the biggest in your division rather than the smallest, but at least that isn't a factor of 3 or more times as big, like the old 3A (now 4A) schools faced.