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BPS superintendent gives update on Trailblazer Conference
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BPS superintendent gives update on Trailblazer Conference

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Beatrice Public Schools superintendent Jason Alexander provided the Board of Education with an update in the district's new conference during a board of education meeting Monday night.

In June, the board voted for BPS to leave the River Cities Conference join the Trailblazer Conference starting in the 2020-21 school year.

The other Trailblazer Conference schools include Nebraska City, Plattsmouth, Ralston and Springfield-Platteview and Wahoo.

Alexander said the superintendents from those schools met on Friday, and discussed bringing additional schools into the conference.

“We plan to hold discussions with Ashland-Greenwood, Crete, Hastings and Blair in the near future,” Alexander said. “We believe those four schools have an interest in joining the trailblazer conference.”

Alexander said it’s been “neat” seeing the other Trailblazer schools’ programs. He said that Plattsmouth’s ROTC opened Nebraska School Board Association’s State Education Conference in late November. Beatrice High School’s Limited Edition choir performed at the conference, as well.

Alexander thanked BPS’ athletic directors, Neal Randel and Jeff Junker, for meeting with the other athletic directors in the Trailblazer Conference and scheduling games and putting bylaws in place.

Alexander said music teachers and other organizations will soon be asked to finalize their event calendars, as well.

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