The Activities Association approved its summer guidance guidelines on Thursday, during a special session. Schools can begin activities starting on Monday, June 1st. The board is following rules and regulations that were set forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations and Gov. Kristi Noem’s “Back to Normal” plan. It’s a three-phase plan, with each sport divided into groups based on risk level. The SDHSAA acknowledged the situation can vary based on counties, but developed these guidelines with an eye on fall sports.
The discussion on the re-classification of high school football in South Dakota continued on Thursday, as well. The SDHSAA passed a motion, 8-0, to create a subcommittee which will make two proposals, five classes and six classes, that will be submitted to the SDHSAA by November 1st. The committee will be geographically balanced and have no more than one member per district.
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