School district postpones activities following CHSAA announcement

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RBC | All school activities related to the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) have been postponed until April 6 to comply with recommendations to prevent the spread of coronavirus. That includes sports practices and competition, the state speech tournament, music festivals, etc., according to CHSAA press release Thursday. The Meeker and Rangely School districts will comply with CHSAA guidelines. 

“Regardless of personal feelings or beliefs we may have regarding CHSAA’s actions, as a CHSAA member, the Meeker School District is obligated to follow this guidance or face potential penalties from CHSAA,” said a letter sent to students, parents, staff and community members by Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle Thursday, March 12. 

In addition, the Meeker School District is postponing all activities that use district facilities outside the normal school day effective March 13 including elementary school, middle school club sports, rec district activities, etc. 

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for students, parents and community members. However, as previously mentioned, we are bound to comply with CHSAA directives and believe if participating in these types of events will be limited for high school students, we should also limit the participation in similar events for all students in the Meeker School District. 

There are no confirmed cases in Rio Blanco County as of March 12. School districts on both sides of the county are in communication with the Public Health department and are aware of the guidelines to follow in the event a student or staff member becomes ill.