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Millard Schools discusses sports playbook amid pandemic

Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 23:44:44-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Millard Public School's superintendent Jim Sutfin said during Monday night’s school board meeting that it's going to take mask-wearing and the support from the community to make this year successful.

"Support is an action. Support means that as a parent, you do not send your child to school if they are sick. You tighten your circle around your home so you eliminate exposure so it doesn't get brought into school. That includes teachers, students and staff members. And then it’s grace. It’s understanding our teachers are climbing an uphill battle," said Sutfin.

Sutfin spoke heavily about the district's plan to keep COVID-19 at bay within the schools – even though there have already been students testing positive, and others having to quarantine.

Sutfin says this is all a learning process, adding that the district and schools across the nation are writing a new playbook for the school year.

When it comes to fall sports, which start next week, athletes will be given four tickets to give to family members.

Depending on facility size, the number of tickets per athlete could change.

MPS asks that families sit together and social distance.

Visiting teams will only be allowed to bring their cheerleaders and masks will be required for games inside and outside.