Milwaukee Public Schools indefinitely suspends district athletics

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) announced Monday, Aug. 24, it will indefinitely suspend the start of all regular season fall sports due to the pandemic. The decision was made to protect the safety of student-athletes, staff and spectators.

“We understand the disappointment and frustration with the delay in the start of athletics,” MPS Athletics Commissioner Bobbie Kelsey said. “But we must always make responsible decisions when it comes to the health of our athletes and fans.“

Milwaukee Public Schools will continue to consider the dynamics of low to high contact sports and the ramifications of student-athletes participating. However, MPS will not facilitate sports until it is determined the district can do so safely.

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