Board member Jim Finch, the principal at Mary Persons High, supported Hines’ decision. Finch was neutral on the topic last month but now believes full reclassification should take place.
’'Remember, during our last reclassification process [for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years], we just got rid of the inaugural four-year cycle and went back to a two-year cycle,’' Finch said. ’'I think we owe it to all of our member schools to do what we said we would do. Reclassification is labor intensive, but I think we owe to the member schools.’'