LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School District (CCSD) leaders teamed up with community organizations Tuesday to discuss the start of athletics and performing arts following the health and safety guidelines for COVID-19.
At the event held at Sierra High School, CCSD leaders discussed student-athlete testing, new athletic fields, scrimmage events, and spectator attendance. CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara said the district has transformed 33 football fields for the restart to sports, at a cost of $55 million.
“We have prepared for this moment all year long,” said Pamela Sloane, director of athletics for CCSD. “When we shut down a year ago, we started the planning stage.”
Next Friday, spring student athletes and performers will be able to play in games and perform in shows once again.
“As a former coach, I understand how important athletics and the performing arts are and play in the roles of the lives of all our students,” said Jara.
Home team spectators will be able to watch in person, with occupancy restrictions in place, social distancing and face coverings required.
All student athletes with do the saliva based testing before playing a game. All testing is expected back with in 48 hours. The Wynn Las Vegas is partnering with CCSD to make this happen.
The event also celebrated the many great community partnerships that have made it possible to have athletics and performing arts at CCSD schools this year, including CCSD’s major partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Jara announced the Raiders will allow students to do a Jamboree at Allegiant Stadium, happening April 23-24.
Nine randomly selected high school teams within the district will be able to play at Allegiant Stadium.
Parent Garvin Bushell and his son Gage Sain know this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“To play at Allegiant Stadium, I tell you what, they will work twice as hard because you know everyone wants a piece of that,” said Bushell. Sain added, “I feel like it is exciting because you are playing in an NFL stadium, and that’s just cool to me. I like that a lot.”
During the jamboree, players will have the opportunity to scrimmage their teammates inside the stadium for a two-hour window.
No spectators will be allowed.