Update Regarding IESA Fall Sports

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:06pm

After Friday's Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) announcement regarding Fall sports, the District will convene meetings with principals, athletic directors and coaches this week to determine next steps. There are multiple factors to consider to ensure the safety of our students and coaches. We will communicate plans on Friday, August 7.

On July 31, the IESA reversed its prior decision to cancel Fall sports with the following statement: 

"During their meeting on July 23, the IESA Board made the decision to cancel the fall activities of golf, softball, baseball, and cross-country. That decision was based on the information the Association had at the time of the meeting. The All Sports Guidance document that was recently released from the Governor's Office placed the sports of golf, softball, baseball, and cross-country in the "lower risk" category. Sports in that category can hold practices and interscholastic games. As a result of these four sports being recategorized to lower risk and with interscholastic competitions being allowed, the IESA Board for Directors has approved a plan for the return of regular season contests in these activities and a limited state series.

"Softball, baseball, and cross-country teams may begin their practices on August 3 and they may conduct their first game or contest on August 15. Please note that competitions may not be held before August 15. This means that contests previously scheduled to start before August 15 will need to be cancelled."

Read the full statement at http://iesa.org