EUREKA — The Rockwood School District has gone rogue.
It has no reason to believe it will be alone.
Rockwood superintendent Mark Miles announced Friday he has authorized the district’s high school athletic directors at Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Summit to begin the process of scheduling games for football, boys soccer, field hockey, girls volleyball and softball outside of St. Louis County.
If things go as planned, the state of Missouri will crown high school football state champions in the fall and the spring.
Same for boys soccer, girls volleyball and any other traditional fall sport.
On Thursday, the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced its board of directors met virtually and approved a plan to allow traditional fall sports to compete in a modified spring season should those fall sports not begin or finish their season due to decisions by local school districts and health departments in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Louis County public schools have set Aug. 24 as the target date to begin fall sports practices, according to announcements by the Parkway and Rockwood school districts.
“Working with other member school districts in the St. Louis Suburban Public High School Athletic and Activities Association, we have developed plans for fall activities and athletics,” read the Parkway statement.
With many area schools starting the year virtually, many of you setting up a dedicated work area for your kids. Some of you are going above and beyond to make it stylish, too (and if you haven’t wrapped your head around all this, that’s OK, too). But if you have a great study space, we’d love to see your photos and possibly interview you for an upcoming story in our Features sections.