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Virginia Beach City Public Schools postpones making decision to hold winter sports at varsity level

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 11:37:59-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach City Public Schools announced Tuesday that they are postponing any decision on winter sports at this time.

During the December 15 School Board meeting, it was announced that VBCPS would make a decision by Tuesday on whether to hold winter sports at the varsity level.

Dr. Spence says he recognizes the difficulty in this decision and says over the past weeks, but in particular last week, his team has been monitoring the health metrics as outlined in our Fall 2020 Plan, talking with our colleagues in the 757 and Region II, and consulting with local health officials.

Dr. Spence says he spoke with several school division superintendents and the executive director of the VHSL about this matter as well. He says he even met with members of senior leadership and to make the decision to postpone any decision on winter sports at this time.

Over the next couple of weeks, VBCPS will continue to monitor health metrics, talk with neighboring school divisions, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the VHSL, engage with colleagues on exhausting all possibilities before making any final decision.

Winter sports are still postponed at this time, and VBCPS says they will communicate again about this issue as new information arises.