|HB 2787 is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature, but it is unclear as to whether he will sign or veto the bill, which gives the governing body of a school entity the exclusive authority to determine whether to hold sports and other in-person extracurricular activities during the 2020-21 school year. |
If passed and signed into law, HB 2787 would provide the governing body of a school entity or nonpublic school to have the exclusive authority to determine whether to hold school sports activities, including competitions, intramural play and scrimmages, and other in-person extracurricular activities during the 2020-21 school year. It would also require a school entity to develop an athletic, health and safety plan addressing school sports and other in-person extracurricular activities (as long as a plan includes spectator limits and protocols for such activities and is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Considerations for Youth Sports), and provide for the content of the plans. It would also require the exclusion of students or staff from school buildings or activities if they test positive for COVID-19 and would add nonpublic schools to the list of school entities required to develop a health and safety plan for activities and athletics.
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