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DESE and MIAA Guidance on Modified Sports

Superintendent's Bulletin #8 - DESE and MIAA Guidance on Modified Sports

Dear Belmont Community,

We received joint sports guidance for the 2020-2021 school year from the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). This guidance has identified some sports as safe to play and some sports as “practice only.”

All the Superintendents and Athletic Directors in the Middlesex League are meeting on Monday, August 24, to discuss these latest guidelines. The next step is for the MIAA to identify and put the modification guidance in place for each sport, which will be reviewed by all school districts. Please know Belmont is able to participate in these sports with our given Phased Plan with a remote start in Phase One.

In addition, there is a School Committee meeting on August 25 to present the remote plans for each of our schools and a discussion on the use of metrics to support our phased planning. Please see the School Committee page on the BPS website for the agenda and access available by Monday, August 24.


John P. Phelan
Superintendent of Schools
Belmont, Massachusetts