In a statement released Monday, Rhonda Blanford-Green, Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner, announced that changes to the sports schedule were being discussed.
On Tuesday, Colorado Governor Polis said, “We want to work with (CHSAA). If their board moves forward and wants to propose a fall season for CHSAA football, we would be thrilled to work with them to make that happen for the districts that are ready to go.”
The CHSAA Board of Directors met Tuesday night to discuss potential changes to fall sports postponement.
Opposite of the Governor's statement, the CHSAA board voted unanimously to NOT make adjustments to the 2020-2021 athletic calendar as approved on August 4th. The board cited "forced inequalities" when making the decision.
"We understand that our school communities would like to return to all levels of normalcy," said Troy Baker, president of CHSAA's Board of Directors and athletic director at Buena Vista High School. "We listened to all parties and the voices of our membership resonated strongly to support the plan as approved in August. The plan aligns with the CHSAA mission. All students have an opportunity to play a season during the 2020-21 school year."
Richard Hargrove, the superintendent of Springfield Schools, and a member of the Board of Directors offered, "We have already developed a calendar that addresses the concerns of health officials, and gives all students a season and a chance to participate. We need to move forward with that plan."
High school football will begin in Colorado on February 22, 2021 and end on May 8.
Read the full statement from the CHSAA board here.
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