Michael Hinojosa. Photo courtesy of thehub.dallasisd.org

During a Dallas ISD board meeting, DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa hinted that there might still be hope for athletics this fall.

After a meeting with Dallas County health officials on Aug. 26, Hinojosa said the meeting brought good news. Since the county’s case count continues to lower, Dallas could soon break out of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” risk level and move to “Extreme Caution.”

Hinojosa will release a document in the next few weeks detailing which activities could be safe with lower cases, and what guidelines to follow when implementing these activities, People Newspapers reported.

After protests organized by student-athletes emerged around Dallas, the district is paying extra attention to the decisions concerning extracurricular activities.

“We’re finally turning a corner,” Hinojosa said about COVID-19, but that DISD would still follow the county’s guidance.

“We will follow the science,” he said.


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