Galva-Billtown co-ops: 'Do or die'

GateHouse News Service
Galva and Williamsfield will co-op more sports than just football and baseball, represented here by Galva’s Jacob Warner in the 2010 season, if an Aug. 5 meeting of both school boards finds agreement for such a move.

Galva and Williamsfield could be soon approving a co-op for all sports between the two high schools.

The school boards from the two districts will have a special joint meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 in the Galva High School cafeteria to discuss finalizing a co-op that could go into effect as early as this fall.

“It’s either do or die time with this,” Galva High School athletic director Clay Haurberg said. “We’ll either get it going or end talks altogether.”

The two schools have in the past flirted with the idea of such a partnership, but it now appears to have gained serious traction. A joint meeting between the two school boards also took place in early March.