If the District #18 Board of Education has anything to say about it, the sports co-op between the school district and Pope John XXIII Central Catholic will continue well into the future.
Meeting last week, the school board voted to continue the co-op for two years. Pending approval by the Pope John School Board, that means the sports co-op will continue through the 2017/2018 school year.
Board President Steve Heithoff said the co-op “has been working out good.” He then asked if there was any opposition, no board members responded.
Superintendent Dan Polk said Wolfpack meetings between officials at both schools “have been positive.” While the two parties may not always agree, he said they do communicate with one another.
The motion to continue the co-op passed on a unanimous vote as all board members were present at the Wednesday night meeting.
In another matter involving sports between the two schools, the board addressed the matter of junior high football and the low number of boys available to play. Principal Greg Wemhoff told board members when numbers are low, as they are now between EPS and PJCC/St. Boniface, the NSAA will allow sixth grade boys to play on the team. He said if there are 12 or less of a gender, which currently exists, then that option is open to the school district.
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