DeKalb District solidifies Oct. 1 starting date for Fall sports season

DeKalb County is currently the largest school district in the state that has yet to begin its fall sports schedule, but it was confirmed this week that the starting date is just around the corner as the district gives fall sports the greenlight for an Oct. 1 start. The district’s decision to postpone the start of its season last month impacted its 19-member schools—including Arabia Mountain, Cedar Grove, Chamblee, Clarkston, Columbia, Cross Keys, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Lakeside-DeKalb, Lithonia, Morrow, Miller Grove, M.L. King, Riverdale, Southwest DeKalb, Stephenson, Stone Mountain, Towers and Tucker.

“The fall athletics’ seasons for football, cross country, softball and volleyball were postponed in August to allow for the monitoring of the COVID-19 situation in DeKalb County before a go-ahead to return was to be given,” read Thursday’s release. “All fall sports are returning to practice in preparation for the October 1, 2020 restart date. This date allows the teams the opportunity to prepare and compete before region events to qualify for the state playoffs.”


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