LOS LUNAS, NM (KRQE) – Scholar-athletes who usually compete with one another at the moment are working collectively making an attempt to battle for his or her seasons. Dad and mom and college students protested in entrance of the Los Lunas district headquarters urging board members to permit them to return for hybrid studying.
Just like the Albuquerque Public Faculties, this week, the Los Lunas Public Faculties and the Belen Consolidated Faculties had been unable to decide about bringing youngsters again to campus. Now, student-athletes from each faculties are protesting collectively. “The college district has closed us down. They instructed us we had been going to have a season and now probably we cannot until they modify their vote and it is crucial for us to be right here as a result of that is the type of factor we reside for. “Stated Nicolás Madrid, scholar Senior of Los Lunas Excessive Faculty.
The New Mexico Athletic Affiliation says that starting February 22, faculties that select to function on a hybrid mannequin will be capable of resume NMAA-sanctioned actions, corresponding to video games. Scholar-athletes in Valencia County from each Los Lunas and Belén had been excited by the information, however it was adopted by disappointment. This week, the Los Lunas faculty board voted to stay within the distance studying mannequin.
The board says it should rethink shifting to a hybrid mannequin at its March 23 assembly. The Belen Faculty board didn’t decide on hybrid studying at their board assembly this week, however they are going to talk about the measure once more a lot earlier on February 9.
A member of the Los Lunas faculty board attended Friday’s protest by siding with the student-athletes. “For many who need to be, I need to see them have the chance to be in particular person and play their sport as a result of particularly for these older adults, that is their final probability, so I believe it is actually essential,” mentioned Dave Vickers.
The scholar-athletes additionally mentioned that rising up in a small city, lots of them have been enjoying collectively or competing since they had been seven years previous and all had been wanting ahead to their senior yr collectively.
KRQE Information 13 requested the New Mexico Division of Public Schooling and the governor’s workplace if they might contemplate revising the hybrid rule. The governor’s workplace says sports activities can solely be performed safely if a district ensures they will safely have extra college students in lecture rooms. In an emailed assertion, NMPED echoed the assertion from the governor’s workplace, including that college students can proceed to observe in teams of 5 whereas studying remotely.