Latest statement from the MIAA

Latest statement from the MIAA

Hi Everyone.  Here is the latest statement from the MIAA office in Franklin.
“March 14, 2020

To our MIAA Schools and Communities,

We understand that recent decisions made in your local area, around the state as well as the nation due to COVID-19 may be a source of significant stress, frustration and in some instances, disappointment.  As an Association made up of strong leaders, the time to listen, share and support one another is now.  The MIAA staff equally shares in these emotions and the existing heartbreak which has resulted due to canceled games, shortened seasons and disruption to exciting school activities, trips and opportunities.

As we face these uncharted waters, be confident in knowing the MIAA staff is well and is readily available to you with guidance, support, resources and kindness.  Our office is open and functioning.  Scheduled meetings are moving forward in person or via tele- and/or video-conferencing, as organized by each MIAA sport liaison.  Communication regarding the status of the spring season will be forthcoming following necessary discussions this coming week.

We appreciate the efforts of our state leaders who are making very difficult recommendations and decisions at this time.  We thank our membership for their continued effort to lead their communities with calmness and without judgment as positive role models for students.  And may we take this opportunity to recognize the blessings that we have, and to realize how, at the end of this disruption, we all will have gained a new sense of strength and resilience to assist in our daily lives.  This experience is the reason why the MIAA exists:  “to teach life lessons.”  Be well.