AMHERST, N.Y. — The Sweet Home Central School District, which serves the towns of Amherst and Tonawanda, finally has an answer on the status of sports this season.
So-called “low risk” sports like soccer, field hockey, swimming, cross country, golf, and tennis will move forward. Information on tryouts will be sent home with students on Tuesday.
The school board held a meeting to revisit its decision on what sports could play this fall. Some board members said the district needs to be careful with these decisions so it does not have to move fully remote instruction if the infection rate increases.
Parents, coaches, teachers, and even students took turns advocating for their sports.
“Many of my fellow student-athletes aren’t fortunate enough to join an outside swim club. They would still like to participate in their sport but also engage with their peers and compete,” one student said. “With all schools having a season, it would be unfair for those of us that might want to swim…