Galesburg Athletes to Compete Despite Strike

Published 08/15 2014 09:51PM

Updated 08/15 2014 09:53PM

GALESBURG - While the teachers strike in Galesburg continues athletic teams will be able to resume practice.

The school district sent out a press release Friday, saying it decided to grant a waiver for all fall sports to resume and that it would be in the best interest of the kids.

The district initially rejected a request for practice to resume while teachers walked the picket line.

The Galesburg Silver Streaks were facing an IHSA rule that they have a minimum twelve days of practice prior to their first game.

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