Kern Excessive College District meets to debate return of sports activities to campus
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – Counties across the county have either started or have plans to learn in person again. But only a handful of local schools like Wasco, Bakersfield Christian and Garces have allowed the return of any of their sports.
Last week, these three attended cross country meetings, which were the first high school sporting events in Kern County since the pandemic began.
On Wednesday morning, the Kern High School District met to discuss the return of the sport to campus. The board expressed its frustration with parents accusing them of failing to reopen schools, while acknowledging that frustration.
“We’re not other states,” said KHSD trustee Jeff Flores. “We have a different public health environment and a different governor … private schools are allowed [a] Refraining from exercising. We are not subject to the same standards. “
The board agreed that physical education students who work in tennis, golf, swimming, and track and field athletics could begin conditioning as soon as schools receive approval from the state to revive in person. They said they were confident of preparing shelter for baseball and softball.
Some of the restrictions that apply to the sports that are allowed to return include lane restrictions for swimming, limited roster sizes for athletics, and tennis players must have their own tennis balls.
Some of the things that KHSD has yet to prepare to prepare for the return of athletics include transportation requirements for multiple bus trips to allow for safety protocols, find enough adults to support the safety plan, and the introduction of safety protocols.