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Updated: Green principal Cindy Brown says more time needed to consider move to Federal League

By Michael Beaven Published: July 15, 2013

Green High School Principal Cindy Brown said Monday morning that no decision has been made on whether to stay in the Suburban League or move to the Federal League.

The Federal League had set a deadline of today [July 15] for interested schools to apply to join the league.

“We have not made a decision,” Brown said. “Hopefully towards the beginning of August we will make a decision. We are trying our best to take this very seriously. Our new Superintendent [Jeff Miller] just came on [June 18] and we are putting together information for the Superintendent and the board. We just want to make the best decision for Green. We are kind of on our own timeline.”

Miller formerly served as Green’s middle school principal.

“The Federal League knows we need more time for consideration and they are willing to give us that time,” Brown said. “This is a really important decision for the athletic future of our kids. . . . It really has nothing to do with any other school or district.”

Brown said Green has been “mulling over the decision” for awhile and analyzing whether to stay or leave the Suburban League.

Federal League Commissioner Joe Eaton said he heard Green was still taking its time to come to a conclusion on whether it will stay in the Suburban League or move to the Federal League.

“Wadsworth said no, and Aurora and Twinsburg have said no,” Eaton said. “Barberton has sent a letter of interest that they are interested. We are going to meet with Green’s administration the week of July 29 to see where they are. They do have some questions. Also, that meeting will possibly include Stow. We have not heard from Cuyahoga Falls.”

When asked if the Federal League would look at other schools who they had previously not contacted about joining the league, Eaton said: “We don’t know. We are looking at possibly an eight-team league. Obviously we do not have enough interest for expansion as far as divisional play with a North and South division.”

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