Alice ISD will not begin practices along with UIL guidelines

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 16:12:59-04

ALICE, Texas — Alice ISD officials have announced the district will not join the rest of Class 4A schools across the state when program participation starts next month.

The UIL announced earlier today that Class 4A schools like Alice could begin practice on Aug. 3. But the district has announced it will not go along with that edict because of the continued rise of COVID-19 cases in the Alice area.

The district's decision is in line with the order issued Monday by Jim Wells County that continues through Oct. 9.

"We will continue to monitor the local, regional and state COVID-19 updates, as well as any changes that may be made pertaining to extracurricular activities by TEA and UIL," an Alice district release said. "It is our sincerest desire to see our community COVID-19 spread diminish, as fast as possible, to levels that will facilitate a safer return to face to face instruction and student participation."