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PDE Guidance Regarding Athletics

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Governor provided guidance in relation to the process for interscholastic athletics to return to play.  The guidance we received regarding our ability to bring our athletes back for limited practice/training involves the development and board approval of a health and safety plan for Daniel Boone Area School District Athletics.  Our athletic department and district leadership team have been working diligently to develop this plan, based on the guidance we have been receiving from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Center for Disease Control.  We are eager to get our athletes back in action; however, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority.  

Considering that we received this guidance yesterday afternoon, we immediately began dedicating additional time to finalizing our health and safety plan for athletics that had already been in DRAFT form.  Our Department of Athletics & Activities will be meeting; via zoom, with various coaches, parent(s)/guardian(s), student-athletes on Friday to finalize the plan. We intend to present our plan to the Daniel Boone Area School District Board of School Directors for approval at our Monday, June 15, 2020 board of school directors meeting.  After board approval, we will communicate a start date for our fall high school athletic teams.  We anticipate that start date for optional pre-season workouts; in accordance with  PIAA guidelines, to be within the first week of July.  Coaches will be reaching out to their individual teams with specific details. Correspondence regarding fall middle school athletics will be shared by our Office of Athletics & Activities at a later time.

Please know that we are seeking additional guidance regarding what this means for our other extra-curricular/co-curricular activities (e.g. band, theater, etc.) and will be communicating that information as it becomes available.