USD 428 School Board once again discussed the issue of adding 7th Grade Athletics at their monthly meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Tom Vernon said he spoke with Middle School Activities Director Kathy Hafner, and she said she met with Middle School A.D.’s in Hays, Salina, and McPherson. She told Vernon both of the Salina Middle Schools and the McPherson Middle Schools intend to add 7th Grade Athletics. Vernon explains what league those schools will likely go to.
VERNON-7TH GRADE ATHLETICS by Matt Unruh
Vernon said if Great Bend opts to add 7th grade sports, they would have to petition the Pioneer League for membership, which there’s no guarantee that they would be accepted. He said that the USD 428 school board has been informed that if they decide to add 7th grade sports for the 2013-2014 school year, there’s the chance that Great Bend won’t be in a league to compete in, complicating the process of creating a schedule for 7th grade sports. He said he was instructed by the school board to share all the information they need to make a decision on the subject during the June School Board meeting.