UIL realignment appeal denied for SAISD

San Angelo Independent School DistrictSan Angelo Independent School District

A team of administrators from the San Angelo Independent School District appeared before the UIL District Assignment Appeals Committee in Austin Thursday with an appeal regarding Central High School’s District 8-6A realignment.   The realignment applies to all sports other than football, which was included in the SAISD’s desired District 2-6A.

Officials learned later Thursday that the appeal for Central was denied by the committee.

In a prepared statement, SAISD superintendent Dr. Carl Dethloff said, “While we respect the process and the challenging position UIL is in to align 1,020-plus school districts in Texas, we disagree with the final decision. We believe this decision is not in the best interest of our Central High School students and families. We will continue to support San Angelo students, knowing that traveling to and from the Waco/Killeen area is not in the best interest of over 21,000 students enrolled in District 8, many of whom participate in extra-curricular activities. Due to safety, road conditions, and a loss of instructional time, we are disappointed in the outcome; however,  SAISD will overcome this setback and continue our tradition of academic and athletic excellence at Central High School.”

Lake View High School fell into its anticipated UIL districts and did not require an appeal.