3 area schools to be impacted by conference realignment

3 area schools to be impacted by conference realignment

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3 area schools to be impacted by conference realignment

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STEVENS POINT

The WIAA recently sent out a new realignment proposal to high school administrators that would impact several Northeastern Wisconsin schools.

The plan will be discussed at the area meeting Sept. 25 at Fox Valley Lutheran High School and, depending on how talks go that day, the WIAA will decide how quickly it wants to submit it to the Board of Control for first consideration.

WIAA associate director Deb Hauser said in an email to administrators that she is targeting the fall of 2015 for implementation, although that could change based on conversations at the meeting.

This is the second proposal Hauser has drawn up. After releasing her first proposal in April, she took feedback from the nine affected conferences in the region.

“I’ve attempted to take into consideration as many requests as I possibly could, but obviously, not everyone will be supportive of this plan,” Hauser wrote in her email. “I did attempt to create as many even-numbered conferences as possible to address the concerns of open weeks for football scheduling.”

The latest proposal was somewhat similar to the April version. Overall, the current realignment process involves 85 schools.

Waupun and Campbellsport are the only area schools that would see its current conference alignment change. The two schools would leave the Eastern Wisconsin Conference and be in a new eight-member league. The untitled conference is rounded out by current Eastern Valley Conference schools Berlin, Ripon and Winneconne, current EWC members Kewaskum and Plymouth, as well as Kettle Moraine Lutheran of the Flyway.

The Fox Valley Association would only get a slight change as Hortonville would replace Menasha in the 10-team league.

The Flyway would only lose KML, and the Trailways would stay the same for Oakfield and Central Wisconsin Christian.

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