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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

From the Ballard School District

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

We have received a few phone calls and fielded a few conversations regarding the difference in the decision to have fans attend a sporting event at school versus have guests at school during the day or events like the upcoming Halloween holiday.

First let me say that thought and consideration go into the decisions being made regarding COVID-19 and we are in constant communication with the Bates County Health Department regularly. Additionally, we understand the confusion surrounding decisions and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. 

That being said, for all sporting events it is a family or individual decision to participate in sports or come to a sporting event here at school. During the day if visitors were allowed in the building the family or individual decision would be taken away leaving vulnerable students unprotected from outside visitors. This is the reason why we are not allowing visitors during Halloween.

If you have further questions, comments, or concerns, please call us at the school.