The board passed a motion to approve the intent to move forward with a cooperative with Garretson for two years for girls high school soccer. As part of the approved motion, Superintendent Dr. Summer Schultz, Athletic Director Jeff Dvorak, and school board member Jody Schumaker will be looking over the cooperation language to ensure it looks appropriate and protects the district. They will then meet with representatives from Garretson to finalize the agreement language before everything becomes finalized.
“The district understands that although soccer hasn’t been a school sponsored activity, its popularity has grown in the community. The cooperative allows us to provide an opportunity for varsity level female athletes to participate while we continue to monitor the level of support and participation that can be expected,” said Dr. Schultz.
Once a finalized agreement has been made between Dell Rapids and Garretson, the final step will be to submit the cooperative agreement to the South Dakota High School Activities Association prior to their April meeting. The SDHSAA will have to approve the cooperative.