Sports to return to normal next school year, MPA announces

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 7:15am

AUGUSTA —The Maine Principals’ Association announced a reopening of all high school athletics activities in the state late Wednesday afternoon.

That means high school sports as they existed before the COVID-19 pandemic will be how sports are played for the upcoming school year. 

“It is with great excitement that the Maine Principals’ Association announces a reopening of all interscholastic activities in Maine,” MPA executive director Michael Burnham said in a statement. “As our state moves to following of U.S. CDC guidelines, we will continue to work with the Maine Department of Education, the Maine School Board and Superintendent’s Association, and the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association to assist schools in developing their individual school plans to allow for a safe reopening plan for their athletes and school staff. These plans will look at current requirements and recommendations for schools as well as Maine’s Executive Orders.”