Monticello, Wayne school districts on verge of merger
This is much more than a sports issue, especially to those who have jobs on the line or kids in the affected schools, but it’s worth noting here that the landscape of 12th Region sports is about to change with the impending merger of the Monticello and Wayne County school districts.
The Monticello school board voted Tuesday to merge with Wayne County schools for the 2013-14 school year, WKYT-TV in Lexington reported today. It was only the day before that the Monticello board voted to request state management for its financially strapped school system and began preliminary discussions about a merger, according to the Wayne County Outlook, and the board voted 3-2 for the merger on Tuesday.
On the sports front, that would leave the 48th District with three teams — Wayne, McCreary Central and Southwestern — for basketball, baseball, soccer, softball and volleyball unless and until the KHSAA moves another team into the district or completes a larger realignment plan.