Seven of the 12 Okaw Valley Conference schools are looking to part ways. The seven schools are looking to part ways with the conference, and start their own conference. These seven schools are Argenta-Oreana, Central A&M, Macon Meridian, Shelbyville, Sullivan, Tuscola and Warrensburg-Latham. These seven schools are smaller than the five schools they are leaving which include Clinton, Maroa-Forsyth, Monticello, Decatur St. Teresa and Tolono Unity.
Mike Conlin the Athletic Director of Central A&M says that the school is looking for schools closer to their enrollment.
Conlin says that transportation costs are a big part of possibly leaving the conference.
Shelbyville High School is another one of the schools that could be leaving the Okaw Valley. Shelbyville Athletic Director Tony Pullen says that the Okaw Valley is one of the top conferences in the state.
Pullen says that the decision to stay or leave the Okaw Valley is critical.
If the change does occur it will not go into effect until the 2014-15 school year.