As the State of Oklahoma starts to open back up in phases, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) addressed summer activities and the possibility of opening up on June 1.
In a post to their website and memo sent out to Athletic Directors of all of their member schools, OSSAA Executive Director David Jackson said they want school facilities to at least stay closed until that date.
“Even though our state has started the ‘re-opening’ process, we feel it is important for our member school facilities to remain closed until at least June 1,” Jackson said. “This will give us enough time to review data from our state and local government entities, our health-care professionals, and the other national sports and activities governing bodies. Based on the information we have at that time, we could adjust the June 1 date and/or add or relax restrictions to the summer activities regulations. Our focus has become doing all we can do to help preserve the opening of schools and activities in the fall.”
Duncan Athletic Coordinator Bobby Cook said the Duncan Public Schools district will go with what OSSAA recommends and reiterated they will follow their guidelines as well as the state government recommendations.
Back in late March, the OSSAA voted along with the cancelation of the winter and spring sports to at least postpone summer activities. Schedules will be released once all of the plans are finalized.
Other school districts will make plans as the rules and regulations get released in more details while the Dead Week is still under discussion at the OSSAA level.