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Rally advocating for sports to return at Lucia Mar Unified School District

Posted at 11:25 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 02:25:18-04

A group of community members from the Lucia Mar Unified School District held a rally on Sept. 1, advocating for athletics to return, before the Board of Education meeting.

The group said they want school sports to reopen, allowing athletes to play and compete again.

LMUSD officials said during their board meeting tonight that they are working to return to athletic conditioning, specifically focused on an individual's skill-building.

On Aug. 27, the school said they received the green light from the County Department of Public Health to continue.

Using the California Interscholastic Federation's new season recommendations, the school said they can continue sports on Oct. 5.

"Sports is a competitive and social aspect of my life, but I've just been missing a lot and I think it's important for us as students to be able to continue to do that for our own health and just be able to have fun because it's important," Bella Straley, a water polo athlete at Arroyo Grande High School, said.

LMUSD officials said these few weeks are for coaches to complete the required training for COVID-19 safety protocols.