The school board received a request to start a debate club, but approved a debate team on Tuesday. The high school saw this as a first step to determine if there was sufficient interest to form a team.
The school board, however, decided that they had interest in a team. Issues of transportation and events held during school caused the school board to take action on a team. Also two of the board members, Neil Carrigan and Ken Durrant, both spoke of the great experiences they had in high school on the debate team. Both of the members expressed the view that their experience had given them skills they have used throughout their lives.
The board voted unanimously to approve the team. The team will be formed and begin competition in the 2011-2012 school year.