High school spring sports season is likely over

It seems that the high school spring sports season is being done in California.

Tony Thurmond, the state superintendent of public instruction, acknowledged in a letter to district superintendents on Tuesday that schools are unlikely to reopen this school year due to safety concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter says, “I am writing to you about the current status of schools in California. As you know, we continue to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus and how these consequences make it unsafe for our students to be served on school campuses right now. The need for safety through social distance measures justifies keeping our school campuses closed to students during this pandemic.

“Due to current security concerns and the need for continued social distance, it currently appears that our students may not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year. This in no way suggests that the school is over, but we should do everything we can to strengthen our education through distance learning. ”

“If schools don’t reopen, there is no way to compete in spring sports,” said Ron Nocetti, executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body of high schools.

The 10 CIF section commissioners have scheduled a conference call Friday to make an official announcement about the status of the season. All games and competitions were suspended after social distance measures were introduced across the state earlier in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trent Cornelius, who runs athletics in the Los Angeles Unified School District, said it is impossible to hold athletic events when the schools are closed.

“We need schools that are open because of all the support staff who help organize events,” he said.

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