Wayne Valley head football coach Roger Kotlarz and John Testa Sr., father of standout player John Testa, Jr. discuss the “blackout period” imposed on football programs across the state.

The Leonia Board of Education voted late Tuesday night to reevaluate the decision made last month to cancel the fall sports season.

The 8-1 vote was on a motion that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Bertolini provide the board with a plan at the next regular board meeting on Sept. 22 for the resumption of the season. That would be six days before the start of the girls tennis season and nine days before the start of the rest of the fall sports season. 

The vote followed a contentious board meeting where dozens of students and parents pleaded for the resumption of sports. The Board said it also had to deal with a significant issue with its in-school technology that has hampered both in-person instruction and remote learning since the district reopened on Friday.

This is a developing story that will be updated. 

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