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Kentucky Board of Education to discuss fall sports on Friday

Governor and KHSAA had cleared fall sports to begin
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Posted at 9:51 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 22:27:54-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Board of Education has called for a special virtual meeting on Friday at Noon to discuss the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control decision to begin fall sports.

The Board of Education will hear from KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett along with the Commission for the Department of Public Health, Dr. Steven Stack. There will also be some discussion with local Superintendents.

The final part on the agenda for the Board of Education is "Discussion and Possible Action to Authorize the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to Develop Written Communication to Be Issued to the KHSAA BOC by KBE Chair Young on behalf of the KBE Urging Additional Consideration of Alternative Options for High Contact Fall Sports."

Kentucky High School's were originally given clearance by the KHSAA Board of Control on August 20. Shortly after that, Gov. Andy Beshear said he had "concerns" but was going to allow fall sports to begin. Practices have already begun with games starting for most fall sports September 7 and football to begin September 11.