The Unit 10 school voted Monday night to hire a new high school principal who will replace Josh Houberg who has taken a job as middle school principal in the Central school district. Houberg told us a few weeks ago that the new job would enable him to get home a little sooner and attend some of his kids’ activities.

The new IW principal is Erin Smith who has been teaching high school math at the University High Lab School in Urbana.

The IW Raiders will be playing in a new athletic conference starting with the 2021-22 season, moving from the Sangamon Valley Conference to the Vermilion Valley. IW Athletic Director Kristie Arie told the board last month that PBL had voted to leave the SVC and that another school was looking to get out. Added to that reasoning was the fact that Watseka was moving towards the VVC.