The Vandalia School Board has been approached about adding an additional sport or club to its list of extracurricular activities. During its monthly board meeting on Tuesday evening, the school board heard from Melvin McKinney about his desire to start either a bass fishing team or club at the school. McKinney informed the board that a friend and himself were willing to supply their boats and serve as boat captains as required by the IHSA for any team or club and also stated that he may have additional adults interested in helping out as well as each boat could only contain two competing students at a time and a school team could enter up to four boats in a competition. Questions from the school board ranged from the cost of entering into tournaments as well as safety rules required by IHSA. McKinney explained that each kid is required to wear a life jacket at all times and that he would look to do fundraising to purchase life jackets and shirts and jackets for the team members and the equipment other than the boats and gas would be supplied by the participating students. Following the several questions from the board, McKinney was encouraged by the board to continue his research and gauge interest as the matter could not be voted on Tuesday night as it was not on the agenda but the board appear to think positively about the prospect of possibly adding the sport which has continually become more popular in recent years following IHSA adding it as a competitive sport with a little under 300 IHSA member schools now participating in the sport.