By Outer Banks Voice on July 15, 2020
One day after Governor Roy Cooper announced that the basic plan for re-opening schools would involve a hybrid or some in-person and some remote learning, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced that its board had approved the following rule and calendar change.
In a statement, Commissioner Que Tucker said that, “For now, we believe these steps provide hope for our student-athletes, and the possibility for playing fall sports We know that many decisions are being made relative to the reopening plan your school(s) will follow. After each LEA has had an opportunity to formalize and finalize those reopening plans, the NCHSAA Staff will survey the membership to determine how sports should and/or can fit into the various models that will exist across the state. Please understand this delayed start date is not ‘in cement’ and can be delayed even further if we do not have improved data from DHHS, or some other reason exists for delaying further into September or beyond.”