Dixon, Johnsburg to join Big Northern Conference by 2014
From Staff Reports May 17, 2012 5:52PM
Updated: May 20, 2012 10:41PM
The Big Northern Conference has voted to expand to 16 members beginning in the 2014-15 school year, or perhaps before, adding Dixon and Johnsburg.
At a meeting Thursday, BNC principals voted to add those members.
Johnsburg returns to the BNC after departing for the Fox Valley Conference in 2006.
Dixon is leaving the Northern Illinois Big 12 West Division to join the BNC.
The 12 current BNC schools include: Burlington Central, Byron, Genoa-Kingston, Harvard, Marengo, North Boone, Oregon, Richmond-Burton, Rock Falls, Rockford Lutheran, Stillman Valley and Winnebago.
Mendota and Rockford Christian will join the BNC this fall.
Johnsburg departed the BNC for the FVC with the belief that its enrollment would surpass 1,000 students. That hasn’t happened and the school’s enrollment has declined in recent years.