PIAA COMES TO DIFFICULT DECISION, ENDS SPRING ATHLETICS
APRIL 9, 2020
THE PIAA (THE PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION) TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE SPRING SPORTS SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR. THE FOLLOWING ARE COMMENTS FROM DR. ROBERT LOMBARDI, PIAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Today’s decision by the PIAA Board of Directors was difficult for everyone. Their thoughts
remain on the thousands of student-athletes, coaches, officials and family members affected by
this decision,” said PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert A. Lombardi. “However, the Board’s
position reflects a steadfast priority of keeping our student-athletes, officials and member
schools’ staffs and their communities safe, while following the guidelines provided by the
Governor, the Department of Health and the Department of Education.”
WE IN THEJEFFERSON-MORGAN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ARE DISAPPOINTED BUT FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THE SAFETY OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY MUST BE THE PRIORITY.
TO OUR TEAMS THAT HAVE SEEN THEIR SEASONS COME TO AN ABRUPT END, WE UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION BUT WE ASK YOU TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE IN YOUR EDUCATION. THIS WILL SOON PASS.
STAY SAFE AND REMEMBER SOCIAL DISTANCING.
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
JEFFERSON-MORGAN SCHOOL DISTRICT