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School district suspends fall sports and activities

Metro Wire Staff

Public schools in Stevens Point have postponed all fall athletics and extracurricular activities.

The suspension will move fall athletics to the alternate fall season created by WIAA, with most sports beginning in late February through early March, according to a news release from the school district.

“As we have made decisions we have prioritized and focused on two main objectives: student and staff safety, and our ability to offer students in-person learning opportunities,” Superintendent Craig Gerlach said. “At this time, we do not believe that holding these activities can be done in a safe manner and further, that moving forward with these activities puts our ability to offer in-person learning at risk.”

The suspension includes any and all extracurricular before and after school activities, practices, competitions, and events. Extracurricular activities not governed by the WIAA will be assessed on a monthly basis and may resume when conditions allow.

In its news release, the district “stressed an understanding that the decision would be disappointing for students and families but shared that after extensively considering options, safety, and needs, it was committed to protecting the health and safety of students, staff, and families.”

For further information and updates go to pointschools.net.