The Kansas High School Activities Association presented it’s plan to modify and delay the start of the 2020 Fall sports & activities.
The proposal failed by a 5-4 decision
Faflick: We have to have student health top priority— Chuck Chaney (@ChuckChaneyBCTG) July 28, 2020
The changes to the fall sports season would have been the following:
A survey was sent out to Kansas superintendents last week. In the 263 who responded, 36% said they will start school on August 24th, 2020. August 17th, 2020 was the 2nd most responses.
The Executive Board noted that a majority of schools declaring to start September 8th are 5A and 6A schools in larger cities.
While the regular season may start, KSHSAA stated that this season may not have champions declared.
KSHSAA: Focus this year is on participation. Do we want to have championships? Absolutely. But cannot guarantee they will occur.— Brent Maycock (@CockyHawk91) July 28, 2020
The Executive Board cited the importance of social interaction for the coaches and student-athletes, including the impact on mental health as well as physical.
The question about fan attendance was brought up. KSHSAA says a “one-size fits all” is not applicable given how local health departments will issue health considerations.