Selma City Schools suspends fall middle school sports

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During a recent virtual “Chat and Chew,” leaders of the Selma City Schools system decided to suspend sports for middle schools in fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“This has been an extremely difficult decision to make but after weighing several options this was the best decision,” said athletic director Katasha Turner. “Our middle school scholar- athletes will have an opportunity and option to “play-up” granted all required forms are completed, returned and academically in good standing.”

“We want to continue to let our scholar athletes know whether you participate in athletes this year or now, we want you to continue to focus and continue to become Selma Strong and excellent academically as they prepare or the next season, to be strong on the field and in the classroom. Continue to trust the process and be excellent.”

Extracurricular activities and sports for high schools are still planned for the fall season. Students will have to complete a wavier in order to participate, which can be found on the Selma City Schools website.

“We know that this action will incredibly disappoint our middle school scholar athletes and families,” said Selma City Schools Superintendent Avis Williams. “Please understand that we have carefully considered all options. Again, our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and families.”