Monday was a whirlwind day of students, educators, athletes and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.
Gov. Jay Inslee, along with Chris Reykdal, the state superintendent of public instruction, announced Monday that on-site learning at schools would end for the 2019-20 school year. Learning would continue online through the balance of the school year.
The presumption by many Monday is that also spelled the end of the spring prep sports season.
“It saddens me that we will not have spring sports this year, along with other traditional events,” La Center athletic director Matt Cooke tweeted moments after the announcement. “Class of 2020, my heart goes out to you.”
Prairie football coach Mike Peck tweeted: “Right decision, but my heart hurts for a ton of amazing kids right now. Students, spring sports athletes, and mostly the senior class.”