MVTHS Board holding off on any decision to play winter sports until after IHSA’s Thursday meeting

MVTHS Board holding off on any decision to play winter sports until after IHSA’s Thursday meeting

MT. VERNON, IL — With a majority of its schools either choosing not to start basketball next week or unsure if they will start at all, the IHSA has invited representatives from Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with representatives from several other education associations to its next scheduled board meeting.

Head Boys Basketball Coach Tim Holloway says the board at Mt. Vernon Township High School will wait to make any further decisions on the upcoming season until after the Thursday, November 19th IHSA meeting.

This was confirmed by Superintendent Melanie Andrews on Friday that there was no topic on their agenda for MVTHS’ Monday board meeting.

All this comes against the backdrop of rising numbers of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19. The IHSA did advise those schools who plan to start practice Monday to adhere to the Level 1 mitigations (no contact practices) from the IDPH All Sports Policy until at least November 19. The Board plans to provide more direction on basketball practice and games following its meeting that day.

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