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Public Reacts Towards KCK Public Schools Fall Sports Suspension

Public Reacts Towards KCK Public Schools Fall Sports Suspension

On Tuesday night the KCK Public Schools board, USD 500, voted 5-2 to suspend all involvement in Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) fall sports.

KC-FL Schlagle, KC-JC Harmon, KC-Sumner Academy, KC-Washington and KC-Wyandotte are a part of USD 500.

The vote effects the sports of football, volleyball, cross country, girls tennis, and boys soccer.

Other activities effected include band and spirit squad.

Via Twitter, the KCK Public Schools clarified the 5-2 vote does not eliminate band as a class elective.

Moments after the decision was made, users of social media voiced their displeasure.

Some applauded the board’s decision.

KC-Washington High School senior Cory Macon used the social media platform to share his perspective as a student-athlete effected by the boards decision.

Kansas high schools now scrambling to fill the void left in their football schedules include Atchison, Basehor-Linwood, KC-Turner, Lansing, Leavenworth, Pittsburg, Shawnee Heights, and Wamego.

Fall sports practices across the state of Kansas, under KSHSAA, is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 17th 2020.

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