Reeds Spring school board members approved a move to the BIG 8 Conference during their December 21 meeting. Earlier this month, the BIG 8 invited Reeds Spring and five other school districts to join the conference. All six schools have now given approval to the arrangement. The other new members are Hollister, Logan-Rogersville, Marshfield, Nevada, and Springfield Catholic.
In 2018, the six new schools will join current BIG 8 members Aurora, Cassville, East Newton, Lamar, McDonald County, Monett, Mount Vernon, and Seneca. Seven of the schools, including Reeds Spring, will compete in the east division. The other seven schools will compete in the west division.