Thursday, February 25, 2016
Principals vote 13-2 to allow Joplin to enter Central Ozark Conference
The conference's principals voted 13-2 earlier this month to admit Joplin, which would enter the COC as its biggest school.
The only votes cast against Joplin came from Republic and Bolivar.
If conference superintendents approve, Joplin will be part of the conference's large school division joining Branson, Carl Junction, Neosho, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Webb City, and Willard.
Currently, Nixa is the biggest school in the conference, but its enrollment is 500 less than Joplin's.