For the most up-to-date information, visit https://www.fhsaa.org/.
In response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ closure of Florida schools through April 15, and following the Florida Department of Education Guidance Memorandum from March 17, the Florida High School Athletic Association has made the decision to postpone all scheduled FHSAA meetings, conferences and athletic events until further notice.
Pending schools are back in session and afforded the opportunity to resume activities after April 15, by federal, state and local authorities, the FHSAA will follow the recommendations and guidance available at that time regarding the continuance of all FHSAA spring sports and other planned meetings and conferences.
In his press conference on March 17, among numerous other academic accommodations, DeSantis did afford parents the choice to retain their child. Be advised that FHSAA Bylaw 9.5.1, will still be in effect. It states: "A student is limited to eight consecutive semesters of eligibility beginning with the semester he/she begins ninth grade for the first time." This does not imply that the student has eight semesters of participation. After eight consecutive semesters, the student is permanently ineligible. Any possible change to this bylaw would need to be addressed by the FHSAA Representative Assembly.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the FHSAA's website. The FHSAA staff will continue to follow the latest developments and will continue to provide updated information as deemed necessary. The FHSAA office will remain closed following the governor’s recommendation. However, staff will continue to work remotely during regular business hours.