HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee will meet next week to discuss the plans by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), school superintendents, coaches, and athletic directors to resume school sports safely this fall, according to Senator Scott Martin. Several weeks ago, the PIAA announced guidelines for fall sports to resume safely in accordance with the Wolf Administration’s green-phase guidance. Without warning to the PIAA or school districts, Governor Wolf announced at an August 6 press conference that he believes no school sports should take place until 2021. In response to the abrupt change in guidance from the Wolf Administration, the PIAA voted to delay school sports seasons by two weeks in order to get more input from the Wolf Administration and lawmakers. The Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee will discuss next week how to facilitate a safe return to school sports this fall, Martin said.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN