"That is a great issue that needs to be addressed," Hance said. "It's amazing; when you talk about funding for schools, they want local control. But when they talk about how to educate our kids, they want to tell us what to do."
The hope is that their forward thinking will also lend to top performances on the court so the currently barren walls of the new gym are soon full of banners honoring boys' and girls' teams that went the distance in the region and in state. That effort begins on Tuesday, Nov. 19, when Hance expects to have a full house for the first games of the season.