The Maryland State Board of Education supported the request for waiver of interscholastic athletic regulations found in COMAR 13A.06.03 at today's meeting. The waiver recommendations apply to interscholastic athletics from 7/1/20 through 6/30/21. These regulations, at the request of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and local Superintendents of Schools, will give the local school systems (LSS) the flexibility to navigate county/city COVID-19 restrictions and administer interscholastic athletic opportunities based on local conditions.
MPSSAA member schools are reminded these waiver requests have been identified for specific purposes to assist schools related to delayed or modified instructional decisions. MPSSAA member schools are expected to be in full compliance with COMAR 13A.06.03 unless specific needs arise that require LSS to implement plans with the flexibility found in the waiver requests. Select the first link below to read the entire text of the memorandum sent to LSS Athletic Administrators this afternoon which includes important bullet points regarding these waiver requests. The complete text of the specific waiver requests to the State Board of Education can be viewed by selecting the second link below.