De Soto will still discuss swimming, bowling teams

The De Soto school board’s contradictory actions regarding adding high school swimming and bowling teams have both been deemed valid and will be recorded in official minutes, according to board clerk Wendy Denham.

At the board’s Sept. 12 meeting, members voted to table all discussion on the teams until October.

Board members then continued discussion and voted to apply to the Kansas State High School Activities Association for the teams.

Last week, district officials declared that because the board first voted to table the matter, the vote to apply was null and void.

The district later refined its statement, clarifying that both motions were valid but that, when contacted individually, board members agreed to honor the first motion instead of the second.

The district has not applied for swimming and bowling teams at this time, but the board does plan to take up the matter on Oct. 10.

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