After weeks of back and forth, the Delaware State Board of
Education gave the green light on a plan to allow high school sports to take
place in the fall, though not all schools might participate.
Thursday night’s 4-3 vote followed a reversal from the Delaware
Interscholastic Athletics Association, which had initially decided to delay
fall sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but which later opted to go
ahead with sports in the fall anyway.
Practices for high school sports are now slated to begin
Sept. 28, but only one school district had opted to adopt the DIAA plan as of Thursday,
Additionally, only three traditional public high schools and one vocational school are currently doing any form of in-person learning, further throwing into question the logistics of carrying out a fall sports season.