After much backlash from disgruntled parents across the state, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board met today to revote on their former ruling regarding fans attending middle and high school athletic events.
The board voted 54-24 to allow two parents or guardians in for athletic events. The new ruling will be in effect from Dec. 10- Jan. 28.
The two fans rule is only per family and not per athlete and band members. So families with more than one child participating will have the same limit as those with only one athlete.
It is up to each school district to decide if they will stick with the original ruling or if they will allow two per family.
Many have contacted the Free Press asking how to notify their district of their feelings on the new ruling (either against or for fans to be allowed). We are reaching out and will update you soon.
The Free Press did hear back from USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs who is working on getting email for board members or another way to contact them. For now, any emails can be directed to him and he will share them with Principal Clint Corby, Athletic Director Robert Rempel and board members. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Corby’s email is email@example.com.
“It is important for us to hear what families are thinking and feeling. We definitely want to know,” said Heinrichs