Franklin shoots down basketball co-op idea

By Jim McCabe on February 20 at 6:46am

The Franklin board of education voted last night against a boys’ basketball co-op with Waverly High School.

The board voted 4-3 against the original proposal that was passed by the Waverly school board, according to Franklin Athletic Director Rick Smith. The board had tabled the proposal at a meeting last month.

“There was hardly no discussion tonight. It was all based upon previous meetings, and people who had called the board members, those that felt that they need to look at more options,” he says.

Smith says the athletic committee made up of representatives from both school districts hopefully can meet again to come up with a new proposal that could be voted on by both school boards, but he says nothing is set in stone.

“[The committee has] already met once with Waverly, but obviously, nothing could be discussed much in detail until our board voted on the old proposal,” says Smith. “I know the Waverly board was hoping that our board could vote for it, and we didn’t, so we have to take where we are and hopefully move forward.”

The two schools co-op in cross country, volleyball, and track. In addition, the schools co-op with New Berlin for football, baseball, softball, girl’s basketball and golf.