Several Prairie Home parents expressed their opinions about a proposed sports co-op between Prairie Home and Bunceton during a school board meeting that spanned two days because of a conflict with a district basketball game.
Trevor Huth, Prairie Home High School baseball coach, told the board a sports co-op could improve the Prairie Home program. Brian Emde, athletic director and coach from Bunceton, also expressed support for the sports co-op.
The co-op would allow Bunceton High School boys to join the Prairie Home team for sports such as basketball next year, as Bunceton does not have enough players for a team.
The board was briefed on the number of Prairie Home high school girls expected to compete in the 2019-20 season: cross country, 1; softball, 12; basketball, 10; track, 10; and cheerleading, 6. The number of high school boys expected to compete in the 2019-20 season: cross country, 5; baseball, 18; basketball, 19; and track, 13.
Huth told the board repairs and improvements are needed at the baseball field, including new bulbs installed in the field lights, relocation of the scoreboard, fence repairs and repair to a pole over the backstop.
In other business, the board: