Organized students and parents scored a victory over Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) when she backed down Wednesday and authorized winter school sports to begin.
Whitmer changed course after pushing back the start date to “at least” February 21 triggered weeks of protest by students, parents, and sports organizers.
“Our numbers are now in place where we can allow our kids to get back in the game with their coaches and teammates,” the governor claimed during a midday press conference.
Basketball, hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer may begin Monday, February 8, the new order said, and lasts through March 29, Fox 2 reported.