KC-Piper High School announced a plan to allow fall sports to continue in the time being.
The plan allows the Piper teams to participate in competitions, however, the competitions must be held outside of Wyandotte County.
Bonner Springs and KC-Turner High Schools are also affected by the Wyandotte County Public Health order earlier this month. While no official announcement has been made, those schools now have a template to allow their student-athletes to potentially compete.
KC-Piper football head coach Rick Pollard immediately took to Twitter to show his support of the decision made:
I would like to thank our school board for putting in many hours of work and time away from their families to make tough decisions for the students of Piper. We appreciate your service. #PirateNation #BeSpecial— Piper Pirate Football (@PiperPirateFB) August 21, 2020
Meanwhile, in the western half of the state, Wichita Public Schools voted last night to begin their school year in the “Orange Category”.
That decision lasts for the first 9 weeks of the school year and cancels all fall high school sports for Wichita Public Schools.
The motion has been made to start the year in the orange category with PreK-5 students to have in-person learning and students in grades 6-12 in MySchool Remote. The vote passes 5-2.— Wichita Public Schools (@WichitaUSD259) August 21, 2020
This decision affects Independence and Pittsburg High Schools in Southeast Kansas.