News Brief: VHSL fails to set fall schedules for fall athletics

The Virginia High School League’s Executive Committee met Thursday and passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 but failed to come forth with any recommendations for fall athletic schedules.

The committee cited the ongoing fluid situation with the commonwealth currently in Phase II and moving to Phase III in the reopening process on July 1 as the reason for its failure to set a schedule. The committee did vote to hold additional meetings in July and August.

“All our efforts are working towards advocating for the opening of sports and activities in a safe and reasonable way,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.  “As we move forward, it would not be reasonable to release at this time a fall schedule or calendar until we learn more about future phases.

“We are committed to getting this right and getting our students participating in activities,” Haun said. “I think we can make a much better informed decision once we have more parameters and possible restrictions.”

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