AUSTIN, Texas - The University Interscholastic League will be canceling all remaining 2019-20 spring activities and state championships in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that all Texas schools are to remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. The closure includes public, private and higher education institutions.
“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas. We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”
Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. Previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place. The UIL says it will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools.
“I am grateful to the UIL staff for their leadership and dedication to students,” said UIL Legislative Council Chair Curtis Rhodes. “Together we will get through this and we look forward to the day students are once again able to participate in education-based interscholastic activities.”
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Further details will be forthcoming and the UIL website and social media accounts will share updates.
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