“We’re now a walking, talking science experiment but we trust our parents,” he said referring to school parents closely monitoring and reporting the health of their children participating in extracurricular activities.
The popular Middletown High School football program can again plan on playing opponents in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC), said school officials.
Middletown’s first football game is away on Sept. 4 at GMC opponent Fairfield High School.
And the high school’s marching band can perform at football game halftimes but not in band competitions, said school officials.
Still in place, Middletown officials stressed, are state officials’ orders limiting spectators at all fall prep boys and girls games. Only immediate family members can attend, according to the state mandates.
Fellow board member Todd Moore said the board’s reversal, which came after some athletes and parents recently lobbied school officials, was the right course.
“Parents want to be the ones who make decisions about what is best for their kids,” said Moore.