RHINELANDER - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association had a meeting today to decide what they would do when it comes to fall sports.
"The motion was to delay the start of high risk sports to September 7th and the starting date for low risks sports is August 17th," said Dave Steavpack, WIAA board of control member.
While the plan passed eight to three, it was met with some criticism.
"I think if we're thinking that starting sports after the school year starts is going to be less of a distraction to get school going, in my opinion it's a mistake," said Phil Ertl, WIAA board of control member.
The board also considered keeping start up dates normal and moving fall sports entirely to the spring.
They decided a delayed start was the best option.
"We understand that this will make some people happy and others disappointed but we will do our best to deliver to this membership what you have directed us to do," said Dave Anderson, WIAA executive director.
This decision leaves schools with the ability to opt in or out of the proposed season as well as they could also be overridden by local or state safety orders.