Proposal To Add Baseball Being Knocked Around

If boys baseball would be added at Louisville High School it would likely not be a coop situation with another school. The Weeping Water Board of Education decided not to pursue a baseball coop program with Louisville.

The Cassgram reports that about three months ago, formal letters went out to Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Weeping Water and the Platteview school districts to gauge the interest of those districts in starting a baseball co-op program with Louisville. Weeping Water was the only district to respond with any interest, and that was only with a possible interest in both Weeping Water and Louisville entering into a track and field coop.

(Both districts already have a coop on another sport, the Cass County Central Crush girls softball team.)

According to Louisville School Superintendent Greg Shepard, on Monday of last week the Louisville Board of Education indicated it was not interested in pursuing a track and field coop with Weeping Water. Louisville’s only interest was in a baseball coop. The Louisville board took no action on baseball.

According to Weeping Water Superintendent Dr. Ken Heinz, on Wednesday of last week the Weeping Water Board of Education made its decision to not pursue a baseball coop on a vote of 5 to 1.

There has been interest from some parents over the last few months in having school baseball at Weeping Water, says Heinz, but it hasn’t advanced to the point yet where it can be offered in a district of its size.

Baseball is expected to be an agenda item at the Louisville Board of Education meeting in February.

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