Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 13, 2014

District 80 considers starting a Pee Wee basketball program

Program would be for third and fourth graders


The Register-News

MT. VERNON — The District 80 Board of Education has created a special committee to explore the feasibility of starting a Pee Wee basketball team for third and fourth graders in the district.

The committee will also look at the possibility of having a team for fifth graders. However, this team would not be designated as a Pee Wee program.

Currently, the district does not have a basketball program for third, fourth and fifth graders. District 80 parent Wes Plummer, who works with the Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department, made a presentation to the school board Wednesday night, asking board members to consider starting basketball programs for these grade levels.

Find out more Friday on this site or in the print edition of the Register-News.