KSHSAA moves forward with original start date for fall sports

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) moves forward with the decision to start fall sports and activities as scheduled. This includes competition and game dates, as well.

Practices for fall sports can begin on Aug. 17.

The executive board of directors proposed a plan that included a practice start date of Aug. 17, but competition dates would be pushed back several dates and the length of seasons would be shortened depending on the sport. The motion failed 5-4.

The board asked Kansas superintendents to fill out a survey and determined that a third of school districts starting classes on Aug. 17 and Aug. 24. They also found that larger school districts, including Wichita and Kansas City will start classes after Labor Day.

Officials said it is now up to each individual health department to determine guidelines for how games and matches, including whether or not masks should be required and determining limits for the number of fans allowed at each event.

Last week, the Executive Board provided a final review of considerations for the resumption of fall activities. These considerations are available via “KSHSAA Return To Act – General” and are intended to support your efforts in planning for the resumption of school activities with the upcoming fall season.

Additionally, activity specific considerations are available via “Activity Specific Considerations.

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