Chesapeake Public Schools pauses winter athletics for one week

Posted at 2:57 PM, Dec 09, 2020

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - After reviewing recent recommendations from the School Health Advisory Board (SHAB), Superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools, Jared Cotton, asked a team of school administrators and athletic directors to re-evaluate the district’s plans for winter sports.

As a result, CPS has announced it will pause all athletic practices through Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The pause is intended to give the team an opportunity to review mitigation strategies and re-assess its plans.

According to Supervisor of Student Activities, Kevin Cole, "We are all looking forward to the start of winter sports. In order to proceed, we need to make sure we are creating the safest environment possible for all students and staff.”

More information will be presented to the school community at the Monday, December 14, 2020, School Board meeting.