Lee County school district pushes back fall high school sports season
The School District of Lee County has decided Thursday to push back its fall high school sports season for the 2020-21 school year.
However, the District told us it still plans to continue with Monday summer workouts. Fall workouts in Lee County began in June.
These practice have been part of Phase 2 workouts, which allow for groups of 10 to 20 student-athletes. Phase 3 workouts are not scheduled to begin until Aug. 24. Those will allow for much larger groups.
This decision comes after Florida High School Athletics Association gave all school districts the green light to begin fall seasons on schedule, while also leaving decisions to postpone the start date to the districts themselves.
FHSAA is also set to meet at 5 p.m. to further discuss its return-to-participation guide. That could mean changes to current allowable schedules.
This is a developing story.
CORRECTION: This report originally said Lee County schools would start fall high school sports practices July 27, but practice was already being held since June in the District.