Milwaukee Public Schools
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Milwaukee Public Schools indefinitely suspends district athletics

Date to resume MPS athletic activities to be determined

By - Aug 24th, 2020 05:10 pm

MILWAUKEE (August 24, 2020) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) announced it will indefinitely suspend the start of all regular season fall sports. The decision was made to protect the safety of student-athletes, staff and spectators.

“We understand the disappointment and frustration with the delay in the start of athletics,” MPS Athletics Commissioner Bobbie Kelsey said. “But we must always make responsible decisions when it comes to the health of our athletes and fans.“

Milwaukee Public Schools will continue to consider the dynamics of low to high contact sports and the ramifications of student-athletes participating. However, MPS will not facilitate sports until it is determined the district can do so safely.

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