Alaskans who showed up or called in to testify were overwhelmingly and vehemently opposed to the bill.
Kake is experiencing one of its biggest COVID outbreaks since the start of the pandemic.
Supporters of the bill say they’re trying to protect girls’ sports. Others say it unfairly penalizes transgender female athletes.
The Alaska School Activities Association has canceled the state championship events for all fall high school sports because of a rising number of COVID-19 infections.
Organizers relied on advice from the state Department of Health and Social Services to postone the state’s high school basketball tournaments.
The Alaska School Activities Association canceled this year’s state basketball and cheerleading tournaments due to concerns over the coronavirus. They had previously been postponed.
Esports, or competitive video gaming, has been steadily growing in Alaska schools for the past few years. The new activity is helping foster community within schools.
Esports is growing in many high schools across Alaska. The sport was sanctioned by the the Alaska School Activities Association in April, and more and more students are getting involved.
After a Dimond High School athlete was disqualified at a swim meet over a uniform infraction, uproar and investigation led the Anchorage School District to call for a volunteer judge’s dismissal.
The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.