Re: What if...2020-2021 school year
Posted by Just asking.. on 5/4/2020, 3:35 pm, in reply to "Re: What if...2020-2021 school year"
Why would sports have to move, though? |
Basketball plays games through Winter Break and has for years. College basketball plays through Winter and Spring breaks all the time! HS Baseball, soccer, softball, and the like all have games and matches during Spring Break. Why can't football play during a fall break?
If a kid wants to be on the football team, they play through the 2 weeks off at the end of September/beginning of October, just like everyone else does. Teams making the playoffs have to play during Thanksgiving all the time!
This won't change anything there either.
Plus those kids would be eligible for those whole two weeks, per UIL guidelines, and we'd get coaches champing at the bit to put this schedule in place. (UIL says that if you have 7 or more consecutive days of no school, eligibility doesn't apply till school comes back in session.)
You would have to get sports to move, (which is a challenge since many of the sports align with the collegiate level for recruiting purposes and climate. You also have a good chunk of Texas that is agricultural based.
Hypothetically - if you were going to blow up the calendar and you could work around athletics in South East Texas where summers are the surface of the sun I would love to have August through October off when it's actually pleasant weather and let's go to school November through July when it sucks. Spring break the first two weeks of April. Could still play football in November, December with playoffs in January. BB could be January through April like colleges. It could actually work.
We'd find out how many kids can actually learn if they had to start Region without masterclasses and then only had a month with directors to force-feed it to them and auditions could actually stay the same with S/E in March, UIL in June.
To be fair, there is zero reason for the majority of the country to still have school in accordance with planting seasons (which is why we traditionally go from basically just-after-the-harvest to early summer, with a one week break just after the snow melts to lay seeds).
I'm all for year round schooling, 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off, two extra for midwinter (off mid-Dec to mid-Jan), two extra for midsummer (mid-June to mid-July).