There are two differing opinions going around from OSSAA and State Superintendent and the fields and courts of Stephens County may have seen their last set of action for the 2019-2020 school year. 

The OSSAA stated on their website around 11:30 a.m. Monday, “At this time nothing has changed in terms of school closures, so the OSSAA’s position outlined below remains unchanged.”

The statement read that springs sports, basketball state tournaments and fine arts activities would try to be rescheduled and they are continuing to make changes to get them in.

However, the State Department of Education sent out a memo around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon stating that State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister would propose approval of distance learning starting April 6.

In a press release, Hofmeister said that while the education of school children will resume with distance learning, there will not be traditional, in-person instruction or extracurricular activities.

While the OSSAA hasn’t made a statement in regards to the recent movement from the State Department of Education, they will vote on Wednesday to make the move official.

If extra curricular activities are fully canceled, decisions will be made fully later this week by the OSSAA to decide the fate of spring sports and Basketball State Championships.

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