By Ralph Pokorny
Nevada Daily Mail
Nevada R-5 Superintendent Dr. David Stephens told the R-5 Board of Education during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night at the district's central offices, that he is on the agenda to meet with the West Central Missouri Conference superintendents at their spring meeting to discuss the possibility of Nevada joining their conference.
Stephens said that the West Central conference is considering expanding the conference to have a large school and small school division.
He said that representatives from the conference have told him that whenever expanding the conference is discussed, Nevada is in the conversation.
"I'm guardedly optimistic about meeting with the superintendents after the first of the year," he said.
The West Central Missouri Conference is made up of: Kansas City Center, Clinton, O'Hara (Kansas City), Smith Cotton (Sedalia), St. Pius X (Kansas City) and Warrensburg. Nevada regularly plays Clinton, Warrensburg and Center. They occasionally play Smith Cotton and used to regularly play O'Hara in football and basketball post-season games.
The Nevada R-5 School District has not been in a conference since the Southwest Conference disbanded in 2007, leaving the school with few options at the time.