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Burlington Central found a potential landing spot last month when the Fox Valley Conference invited it to become the league’s 10th member in the 2019-20 school year.
The District 301 school board heard a presentation from principal Chris Testone at its December board meeting and plans were made for the board to act on that invitation in its meeting Tuesday.
Since then, another suitor has come calling.
The Northern Illinois Big-12, which recently lost half its membership to a new conference with schools from the Interstate Eight, issued an invitation in late December for Burlington to join.
Principals and athletic directors from the five remaining NIB-12 schools – DeKalb, Kaneland, Sterling, Sycamore and Yorkville – will meet with Testone and Burlington AD Steve Diversey at 10 a.m. Friday at DeKalb High School.
Testone was uncertain what the meeting will hold for his school’s future.
“I really don’t know what I’ll learn tomorrow,” he said. “I went to a meeting to hear about their conference (NIB-12) in December. At that point, there was a lot of possibilities and what a conference could look like. It wasn’t just us being considered, it was Plano and Sandwich (too). So it would be difficult for me to do anything different at this point until I learn more.”