As an athlete and the parent of athletes, I know first hand how important the sports season is to our teens. I fear what will happen if the winter season is canceled. Our teens are already at the brink and many haven't been in a classroom for over 9 months. Parents and coaches, this is a good segment on WAVY to watch.
VBCPS is planning to cancel the winter sports season, a final decision will be made tomorrow.
It is my viewpoint that our youth athletes are safer in school and safer playing their sports. Physicians advising our Board told us that it is causing harm keeping our kids out of school. I have read about teens around the country committing suicide after their sports seasons were canceled.
If you believe our youth should still have a winter sports season (even if you don't have a HS athlete), please email (ASAP) the
VB School Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendent Aaron Spence: email@example.com
Chief Schools Officer Donald Robertson: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOST IMPORTANT: PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATHLETE SEND AN EMAIL!!!
click "Please allow Winter Sports to Move Forward" below to send an prefilled email.