Railer Nation wants to be heard
We, the undersigned, represent: voters of school district 404, students, fans, financial supporters, and alumni.
We encourage the school board to reverse the decision to leave the Central State 8 and join the Apollo Conference. Board members who voted for the move did not have complete answers regarding travel, location of events and more. If board is not fully aware of these answers, we feel the decision to act on the move was rushed. We also believe the board did not allow enough time for the public to weigh in with their opinions both for and against the change of conference. When the decision was made to leave the Big 12 conference and become a charter member of the CS8 conference travel considerations were a mitigating factor. We feel that the students will suffer academically with the extended travel. Student safety should also be considered as the away games will be further away and in most cases will occur on 2 lane roadways.
We again implore the school board to reverse their decision and hold a special school board meeting where the public can weigh in both for and against the idea of moving. We ask that the school board utilize social media along with traditional media outlets to publicize the meeting.
This petition is not an endorsement to stay in the CS8 forever, we just want our voices heard and our questions fully answered.