The Pennsbury School Board has voted to approve district-wide fall athletics in an 8 to 1 decision at Thursday night’s meeting.
This includes high school varsity, JV, freshman and middle school sports. All fall sports made the cut including soccer, volleyball and football.
There will be no spectators. School Board President T.R. Kannan said he hopes parents will understand this decision.
“Let’s give the kids the opportunity now. We’ll deal with the rest later.”
Only Mr. Howard Goldberg voted against the proposal, saying the measure was all or nothing.
“Some of the sports I think are viable to move forward, but some I don’t. There’s a reason the colleges have shut everything down. And the ones that haven’t are either the colleges that have extremely large money making programs and/or have dedicated significant resources to guaranteeing minimal infection and minimal impact to their student athletes.”
Pennsbury joins several other school districts in the local area in opening up fall athletics including Neshaminy High School. However, the Bristol Township School District axed fall sports in late August.
The board will look at winter sports like swimming at next month’s meeting. PIAA has November 18 listed as the first day for winter sports practice.