Earlier this month Grand River Conference superintendents met for a vote on whether or not to split the conference into two separate entities. The superintendents voted 12-4 in favor of the split. Putnam County was among the four votes against the split. Superintendent Heath Halley explains his vote.
Geography issues was the main reason for the split, especially among many of the Grand River West division teams. Halley says there was room to work things out.
The split will go along the current divisional lines. Putnam County will be matched with Gallatin, Maysville, Milan, Polo, South Harrison and Trenton in the new conference next school year. A meeting of these superintendents will be held in Trenton next Thursday.
Brookfield and Marceline will join Putnam County’s conference in the 2024-25 school year.