Fans back in stands for prep winter events

The Herald Staff

Fans are back in the stands for high school winter events.

The KSHSAA Board of Directors Tuesday approved an amendment to allow parents/guardians of the participants to attend in person, 54-24.

The amendment states: Effective Thursday, Dec. 10, through Jan. 28, 2021, interscholastic activities will allow for attendance of up to two parents/guardians per participant's family, as allowed by local board of education or health department restrictions. Masks will be required for those in attendance.

Two weeks ago, the directors voted winter sports could start on time, but without fans. Parent groups throughout the state were upset and appealed the decision.

The KSHSAA Board of Appeals sent a proposal to the directors last week for a vote to allow a select few fans attend events.