Another Homecoming Game Canceled

Letter from Superintendent and Principals of Hoover High School & Glendale High School released on Oct. 25:

Dear GUSD Staff, Families and Students,
Since the announcement of tonight’s game, we have heard increased rumors of possible disruptions at the homecoming game that put student, employee, and spectator safety at risk. The GUSD is legally and ethically obligated to prevent foreseeable risks to its students, and we believe this obligation extends to everyone in attendance at tonight’s game.
In addition, all who have the honor of representing their school colors on fields or courts are expected to uphold the GUSD and CIF commitment of pursuing victory with honor. There is evidence that this high standard will not be upheld. Out of an abundance of caution, we are exercising authority under education code and CIF regulations to cancel tonight’s homecoming game.
We understand that sentiments around this game run deep and while it was our wish that our students were able to finish the season on the field, we will not run the risk of hosting an event with threats of disruption that potentially puts all involved at risk.
Hoover HS and GHS are rescheduling on campus homecoming festivities for their students.

Dr. Jennifer Earl, Principal, Hoover High School
Dr. Benjamin Wolf, Principal, Glendale High School
Dr. Winfred B. Roberson, Jr., Superintendent