UIL cancels all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities, state championships

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Officials with the University Interscholastic League announced Friday afternoon that all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities are canceled.

This announcement comes following Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order issued Friday that all Texas schools are to remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of this school year.

UIL officials add that the decision has been made in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans.

The announcement came from the UIL’s official Facebook page, and can be seen below:

“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas. We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”

Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place.

The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools to navigate this unprecedented time.

“I am grateful to the UIL staff for their leadership and dedication to students,” said UIL Legislative Council Chair Curtis Rhodes. “Together we will get through this and we look forward to the day students are once again able to participate in education-based interscholastic activities.” 

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