JAY — Regional School Unit 73 directors voted unanimously to delay a decision on fall sports while allowing Phase 4 programming to continue.
The specially called meeting Thursday gave athletes, parents, coaches and directors time to express their opinions and concerns about holding fall sports.
On Aug. 27, Maine Principals’ Association Interscholastic Management Committee approved the sports medicine recommendation to play all fall sports.
On Tuesday, the state urged further delay of all fall sports.
Wednesday, MPA pushed the start of fall sports back a week.
“The safety and health of our students and staff is paramount,” Spruce Mountain High School Athletic Director Marc Keller said during a presentation to start the meeting.
The MPA return to competition guidelines have changed and morphed over time since first presented in early July, he said.
During Phase 1, virtual programs for each sport were held, he added.
Phase 2, in person practices began July 20 with kids…