A five class system for Maine high school basketball moved a step closer to reality today when the MPA Classification Committee approved a plan that will now go to the public for feedback.

The committee made some adjustments to the proposal as follows...

Class 1A   Schools with enrollment of 825+

Class 2A   545 to 824

Class 3A   325 to 544

Class 4A   121 to 324

Class 5A   0 to 120

The committee also approved a reduction in Heal points differential from one class to another - from current 5 points down to 2 points.(This is for basketball only.)

The current system has 4 classes (A, B, C, D).

The road ahead for the plan looks like this...

-The MPA takes public feedback for the 5 Class plan

- The Classification Committee meets again on February 24th to make a final recommendation

- The full MPA would vote on the plan at its spring meeting set for March 26th and 27th