Lamar Consolidated ISD coaches had their eyes fixed on computer screens Tuesday night for a special board meeting with agenda that included “discussion and action on reopening of school.”
But after two-plus hours of the decision, the LCISD school board did not make changes to its plan to allow parents and students to select online or in-person by Aug. 9 for an Aug. 24 start.
LCISD did follow suit with Fort Bend and Houston ISDs, who will be starting the 2020-21 school year online and without extracurricular activities.
The status quo will allow LCISD’s five high school campuses to continue to hold summer strength and conditioning through the start of the school year and each sport starts official season practice.
All LCISD schools will take part in the Class 6A and 5A schedule laid out by the UIL earlier this month.
Barring any changes, LCISD teams will hold their first day of conditioning for football on Sept. 7.
The UIL will allow one week of scrimmages for the week of Sept. 17-19 and the first game will take place Sept. 24-26.
For programs that will not be starting strength conditioning until Sept. 7, the “acclimatization period” will start on Sept. 14 with a scrimmage on the weekend of Sept. 24-26.
The first week of football games will be on Oct. 1-3.
For LCISD volleyball, practice will begin on Sept. 7 and scrimmages will follow on Sept. 11.
Official matches will begin on Sept. 14, including no more than three matches allowed in a calendar week, and district certification happening on Nov. 17.
Teams in 5A and 6A that start on Sept. 7 will start scrimmages on Sept. 17 and matches on Sept. 18.
The two other fall sports, team tennis and cross country will both start matches and meets on Sept. 7.
The district certification for team tennis will be on Nov. 11 and 12 while cross country will certify on Dec. 5.