Wild Rose Board discusses middle school baseball co-op

The Wild Rose School Board considered a request to co-op with a neighboring school for middle school baseball during their March 9 regular meeting. 

Craig Ramczyk and his wife had asked the school district to co-op for the baseball program since the district currently doesn’t have a middle school program and they wanted their son to “better himself in a sport he loves.” The couple felt their son could benefit from getting in a school-run program. 

The board and administration explained to the Ramczyks that they need time to discuss and consider starting up a program or to co-op with another school. A co-operative school would need to agree if numbers were low for participation and costs were to be shared for coaches and transportation. Interested students have to be considered to start a program as well as add equity, including softball, and budget for such programs. 

It was concluded the school district would approve the surveying of students to gather interest in the program for the future and go from there to possibly co-op with Wautoma for the 2015-16 school year since no other district in the CWC-10 conference has a middle school baseball program.