LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District held a press conference on Tuesday to talk about athletics and performing arts.
Dr. Jesus Jara announced during the press conference that home team spectators will be allowed to attend spring sports and performing arts events this spring.
But for intramural sports, which could begin practice Monday, and fall sports, which begin a condensed season in early May, fans will not be allowed.
13 Action News asked Supt. Jara what the rationale was behind allowing fans at springs sports but not fall or intramural. Jara replied:
"This is all about our children. This is about our kids and the opportunity to participate in an intramural activity. This has been our focus, this has been my focus. The spring sports are a little different. They're competing with other schools. Our fall sports will have an intersquad. They're within their own school. They'll have their fall season in the fall of 21-22."
When 13 Action News followed up about this year's senior class being left out, Supt. Jara said, "I understand that."
I asked CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara how the district justifies allowing spectators at spring sports games/matches/meets this season and not allowing spectators at fall and intramural events, which are all happening in the next two months. Here's his full response. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/SNcztjbQ5N— Jackie Kostek (@JackieKostek) April 6, 2021
For spring sports, individual schools will decide how many spectators to allow, based on state and local restrictions and the capacity of each venue. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required.
Supt. Jara also announced that there will be a nine-team jamboree in late April for select schools at Allegiant Stadium. Schools will split their teams in two so they can play against each other.
The intersquad scrimmage will take place at the stadium without spectators. The nine schools will be randomly selected and will have two hours to play.