Board may vote Dec. 17 on football program
The Holland School Board could vote as early as Dec. 17 on the long-debated proposal to establish a high school football program.
The decision followed yet another heated board meeting earlier this week, when the Holland Football Club -- the organization spearheading the proposal -- urged the School Board to stop debating the issue and make a decision.
"Take the first step," urged Anthony Perlino, president of the football club, which first approached the board about a year ago. "Do you want football here?"
Board President Joseph Kujda said that before voting, he wants board members to review information on the proposal, including a survey of residents.
Kujda said he also wants to view a list of potential contributors who would foot the bill, estimated at $500,000 for 13 years. The list was assembled by the football club.
The final condition is a major sticking point, with Perlino insisting that the donors want to remain anonymous until the board commits to the football plan.