The New Hampton and Waukon school boards meet in regular session tonight, with both boards scheduled to vote on a proposal that could lead to removing Waverly-Shell Rock (WSR) from the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC).
New Hampton introduced the resolution earlier this month during a meeting of the NEIC Executive Board, consisting of superintendents from each of the conference’s six member schools, which also includes Charles City, Decorah and Cresco-Crestwood. The resolution passed 5-to-1 with WSR casting the only dissenting vote.
For the move to become official, the resolution has to go back to the respective school boards to vote on how to have their superintendents vote in a second, separate vote by the executive board. Last week, the Charles City, Decorah and Cresco-Crestwood school boards all voted to have their superintendents vote the same way again.
The next meeting of the NEIC executive has not been set while waiting for both the New Hampton and Waukon school boards to meet and vote on the resolution. The Waukon School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. this evening with the New Hampton School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.
If the resolution to remove WSR from the NEIC passes a second time at the next executive board meeting, the Go-Hawks would exit the league after the 2022-23 school year.