DOVER, Del. (CBS) — Delaware’s State Board of Education has given the green light to a plan allowing high school sports to happen in the fall. The board met Thursday night and approved the plan presented by Delaware’s Interscholastic Athletic Association.
The DIAA had initially decided to delay fall sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but last week voted to begin play.
The decision on whether or not schools will offer sports will be left up to local school leaders and school districts.
With the 4-3 vote in favor of the DIAA’s amended fall sports schedule, high schools in the state can begin fall season sports on Sept. 28 if they opt-in.
— DIAA (@DIAA_Delaware) September 18, 2020
Under the plan, fall sports will have a three-week preseason and football will have a 25-day preseason.
Cross country will be permitted to have up to 12 dates of competition. Volleyball,…