On Tuesday, September 8th, the Kansas City, Kansas School Board voted 4 to 3 to allow students who normally participate in fall sports to begin conditioning. The vote does not reverse an earlier decision to suspend fall games due to Covid-19 concerns.
The district is currently meeting to discuss arrangements and protocols in order to keep students and coaches safe. When protocols are in place, workouts could begin as soon as September 21st. In addition, all Unified Government guidelines will be followed along with KSHSAA (Kansas State High School Activities Association) out of season rules and guidelines.
“While there will be no games at this time, this move may bring some sort of normalcy back for many of our student athletes hoping to keep their minds and body in shape,” said Tammie Romstad, the Athletic Director of the Kansas City Kansas School District
More than 4,000 middle and high school students participated in sports during the fall season last school year.
KSHSAA has voted to allow for school districts to move fall sports to the spring season. KCKPS has yet to make a decision on if the district will follow this option.
A special school board meeting to further discuss the future of sports for the 2020-2021 school year is set for Friday, September 11th at 3pm.
Each High School Athletic website will have up to date information pertaining to when workouts begin.
Posted September 9, 2020
Updated September 14, 2020