LetFamiliesDecide.org has received confirmation from CIF-Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod.
Fall sports will not be canceled. They will be rescheduled. The CIF decision will be announced Monday, July 20th. Our biggest fear was the cancellation of fall sports with the upward trend in Covid-19 cases, Governor Newsom's recent order for school reopening, and the absence of our voices at the state level.
LetFamiliesDecide.org, with the support of thousands of families has been in contact with California officials to send a clear message, Let Families Decide if their children can return to sports when schools reopen. The announcement from CIF on Monday will put to rest concerns about a cancellation of fall sports.
"Our first goal has been achieved. The state is not cancelling fall sports. Now the hard work begins. We have to reach all seventy-eight (78) high school districts in California. Then we have to contact every school superintendent, every school board member and every principal in the states 3,800+ high schools to let them know we want to Let Families Decide if their kids can return to sports when school reopen."
Next Steps for LetFamiliesDecide.org
#1 - Get 100,000 California Families to Join LetFamiliesDecide.org,
An increase from our original goal of 25,000. Why? Reaching local officials will take more supporters to reach out to their local officials. We need families in every district in every county and at every school in California.
#2 - Send our Message to Local Officials
Superintendents, school boards and principals throughout California need to hear our voices. Commissioner Wigod made it clear in his email, "...schools/school districts will make the ultimate decision...," so LetFamiliesDecide.org has a lot of work to do.
#3 - Raise the Funds to Press On
It will take time and resources to get our message out to . We'll need to advertise our message, utilize public relations firms to reach local media, take advantage of technology to spread our message and manage our database and mobilize our supporters. We need your help. Donate to LetFamiliesDecide.org so we can take these critical next steps
How We Got to this Point
LetFamiliesDecide.org has reached California officials on behalf of our supporters to make it clear, we want to Let Families Decide if they are ready to take on the risk and assume responsibility for their children's' return to high school sports.
We have also thanked each of these folks for being advocates for our children, their physical and mental health, and the green light from the state level to get our kids back to high school sports. There are still hurdles, but these folks have done their part and we are grateful.
Tony Thurmond - State School Superintendent
Ron Nocetti - Executive Director, CIF State Office
Bobbi Madsen - Director, CIF State Office
Cici Robinson - Director, CIF State Office
William Chavarin - Director CIF State Office
Rebecca Brutlag - Media Relations Officer - CIF State Officer
Elizabeth Kyle - Commissioner, CIF Northern Section
Pat Cruickshank - Commissioner, CIF North Coast Section
Mike Garrison - Commissioner, CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
Francisco Navarro - Commissioner, CIF Oakland Section
Dave Grissom - Commissioner, CIF Central Coast Section
Ryan Tos - Commissioner, CIF Central Section
Vicky Lagos - Commissioner, CIF Los Angeles City Section
Rob Wigod - Commissioner, CIF Southern Section
Joe Heinz - Commissioner, CIF San Diego Section