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The Suburbanite
  • Green High School’s decision on whether to move to the Federal League expected soon

  • Green High School’s decision is expected to be made early next month on whether to move to the Federal League or stay in the Suburban League.

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  • Summertime may be the only thing holding up Green High School’s decision to stay in the Suburban League or apply for membership to the Federal League.
    The wait will soon be over.
    Athletic Director Bruce Johnson said Tuesday the school will make a presentation to the Green Board of Education after it meets with its coaches and both leagues in early August. Logistics have kept everybody from getting together sooner.
    “Right now everybody is on vacation,” Johnson said.
    Green was given an extension to decide whether to apply for Federal League membership after the league’s original deadline passed July 15. The school is a 64-year charter member of the Suburban League, which also is looking to expand.
    Jeff Miller was named Green’s interim superintendent in June and will take over full time next week.
    “We don’t want to hold anybody up,” Johnson said. “Our new superintendent is a real methodical decision maker, a good one.
    “We’re preparing the numbers for revenue, transportation costs and impact on academics because of the time difference in travel. We’re going to look at the competitiveness of all our programs, what the Federal League has to offer being it will only be a seven-team league at that point and what the Suburban League has to offer with this new expansion.”
    If Green chooses to apply for Federal League membership and is accepted, the school would join the league in 2015-16.