UTICA — The North Fork Board of Education on Monday discussed the desirability of pursuing membership in the Licking County League.
Acknowledging the Mid-Buckeye Conference “was good to us,” board members said a county league could potentially reduce athletic expenditures and maximize revenues in addition to fostering interactions with other school districts in the county. Parents at the meeting commented that playing within the county would be more fun for the athletes because the “kids know one another.” Board member Robert Krueger suggested postponing any action on the matter so the board could have a chance to talk with Northridge and Johnstown and also get a better sense of how the North Fork community feels about the move. With board president Bernie Snow voting no, the board moved to table the resolution authorizing membership in the LCL until its meeting on April 18.
During the public participation portion of the meeting, Julie Van Wrey and Lori Stradley of the Positive Action for School Support committee talked about the May operating levy. They reviewed the seven most frequently asked questions and highlighted some of the academic and extracurricular achievements of the North Fork students.
“We just want to maintain everything we have,” Stradley said.