Blue Ridge High School will be leaving the Heart of Illinois Conference and heading to the Little Okaw Valley Conference in 2018-19.
The Blue Ridge Board of Education decided on the switch last week and Superintendent Susan Wilson says the Little Okaw should be a better fit as Heart of Illinois schools have seen plenty of growth in recent years.
Wilson notes they will likely end up in the northwest division for every sport but but football, where they will likely end up in the southeast divsion of the Little Okaw Valley conference. She points out travel for football will be less and travel for other sports will be comparable to what they do now.
According to Wilson, the switch about being competitive in all sports but it is also about finding a conference with schools that are similar in size to them.
The switch to the Little Okaw Valley Conference came on very quickly for the distirct, so in order to get information out and clear up questions for the community and parents, there will be an informational meeting on April 12 at 7 pm at Blue Ridge High School.
Wilson encourages anyone to attend and bring any questions or concerns they may have.