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Green district announces intention to join Federal League

8/22/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

GREEN — Green Local Schools officials announced Aug. 20 that Superintendent Jeff Miller will be recommending the Board of Education accept an invitation to join the Federal League conference of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for the 2015-16 school year.

District officials have informed Federal League Commissioner Joe Eaton of the intention, according to Miller.

“After careful deliberation, I am excited to announce my recommendation to the Green Board of Education to join the Federal League in 2015-2016,” Miller stated in a press release. “The impetus for the decision was providing our student-athletes with the best possible experience possible. Our school system views athletics as an extension of the classroom, and we are committed to pursuing excellence in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in our performing arts programs. I am grateful for the input we received regarding this important decision from community members, coaches, parents, district administrators and athletes. I feel confident that we did our due diligence in making the best possible decision for students. We analyzed our athletic department from every angle and felt that this was the right time to join the Federal League.”

The Green Board of Education is expected to issue a resolution at the Aug. 26 meeting regarding the decision to join the new league, according to district officials.

According to the OHSAA’s website, the Federal League is currently made up of Stark County high schools Canton McKinley, GlenOak, Hoover, Jackson, Lake and Perry, as well as Boardman High School in Mahoning County.

The Suburban League currently includes Summit County high schools Copley, Green, Nordonia, Revere and Tallmadge, as well as Medina County high schools Cloverleaf, Highland and Wadsworth, according to the OHSAA.

“We are grateful to all the schools in the Suburban League for the valuable relationships that have been established throughout the years,” Miller said. “We hope to continue those relationships in nonleague competition for years to come. We have the utmost respect for the schools in the Suburban League.”

 

Ariel Hakim contributed to this report.

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