Amid school closings, Keystone athletics will continue

While Keystone Central School District works to reduce and eliminate airborne mold in its schools, athletic teams will continue with games and matches even while schools are closed, the district announced this morning.

Keystone shuttered all schools and its administration offices effective today after air quality tests revealed “failed” levels of airborne mold in Central Mountain Middle School and Woodward Elementary School.

But all schools – all nine buildings – are closed “until further notice,” the district said.

As for athletic competition, athletic director George Bidwell offered the following statement: “Athletics will continue to operate. Cross Country and Junior High sports practices are moved the the high school. I have advised all coaches to touch base with their parents and athletes regarding all/any changes to practice schedules throughout the week. We will continue to monitor the situation at Central Mountain Middle School and will be in touch when we can begin utilizing Central Mountain Middle School facilities.

“At this time, all contests will take place throughout this week. We will re-evaluate on Sunday to determine what we’re going to do with next week’s Cross Country meet and junior high contests at CMMS”