Students, parents hoping this new field at KaHS, as well as KHS and others, will be used soon. (Townsquare media)

A letter signed off on by 103 school district administrators was sent to Gov. Inslee on December 10th, pushing for resumption of extracurruicular activities (and for some Districts, hybrid).

The letter, according to scorebooklive.com, was co-written by Jim Kowalkowski and Eric Sobotta.They are the superintendents of the Davenport School District, and the superintendent of the Reardan-Edwall School District, respectively.

The letter reads in part:

“We have a moral obligation to take action for our students. ALL students deserve an opportunity and an outlet.”

It calls for the resumption of extracurricular activities, saying these lockdowns, and cancellations are hurting students in all grades. The letter went on to say (in part):

“We now have data that shows statewide and regionally that enrollment is down overall, D and F lists have never been higher, remote learning continues to prove difficult, students are struggling with their mental health, and the use of illegal substances appears to be on the rise as students grasp for things to help them cope."

The letter even 'uses' Inslee's pet argument of "equity" against his lockdowns. Inslee is fond of looking at everything through his "equity lens," meaning every decision he makes is done through social, racial and other 'bias'--even if it's not the most effective or sound method of action.

Reardan's Athletic Director Erik Nikkola, pointed out that unlike students in larger communities or those with more club or outside resources, rural students don't often have the options to play on a select team or travel out of state for tournaments.

The letter accurately shows that some students who are part of select teams have traveled to Idaho or other states and been able to play. But students who rely on the school districts for activities and athletics are being disadvantaged.

The letter says, in part, it is an issue of "equity" when it comes to all students. Below is the LONG list of educators and administrators who signed off on the letter, it's 103 total.

We have reached out to Kennewick, Richland and Pasco District officials for comment, will pass along input.

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Dr. Joshua Meek
Superintendent
Moses Lake School District
Loren Sandhop
Athletic Director
Moses Lake School District
Triscia Hochstatter
High School Principal
Moses Lake School District
Dave Balcom
Ex. Dir. of Student Support Ser.
Moses Lake School District
Eric Sobotta
Superintendent
Reardan-Edwall School District
Brian Talbott
Superintendent
Nine Mile Falls School District
Tim Zeiler
Athletic Director
Davenport School District
Shirley Baker
Athletic Director
Chewelah School District
Eric Nikkola
Athletic Director
Reardan-Edwall School District
Brett Baum
Superintendent
Liberty School District
Fred Knebel
Athletic Director
Pomeroy School District
Rachel Gwinn
Superintendent
Pomeroy School District
Chad Prewitt
Principal
Davenport School District
Michael Cronrath
Athletic Director
Harrington School District
Kris Herda
Athletic Director
Freeman School District
Curt Nelson
Athletic Director
Columbia School District
Jim Kowalkowski
Superintendent
Davenport School District
Deborah Newsum
Principal
Reardan-Edwall School District
Jamie Nelson
Principal
Odessa School District
Michael Olsen
Superintendent
Kettle Falls School District
Dale Bonfield
Superintendent
Asotin-Anatone School District
Tiffany Clouse
Principal
Harrington School District
Nettie Severs
Athletic Director
Pomeroy School District
Amy Miller
Principal
Pomeroy School District
Gina Hopkins
Athletic Director
Colfax School District
Greg Price
Superintendent
Columbia School District
Jeff Gates
Athletic Director
LaCrosse School District
Suzanne Schmick
Superintendent
St. John-Endicott Cooperative
Jerry Pugh
Superintendent
Colfax School District
Kevin Terris
HS Principal
Lind-Ritzville School District
Daniel Read
Superintendent
Odessa School District
Jason Stewart
Athletic Director
Republic School District
Brian Graham
Athletic Director
Reardan-Edwall School District
Toddette McGreevy
Athletic Director
Pomeroy School District
David Gibb
Principal
Colfax Jr/Sr High School
Steven Carson
MS/HS Athletic Director
Inchelium School District
Doug Curtis
Superintendent
LaCrosse Schools
Brendan A. Johnson
Principal
Asotine-Anatone School District
Loren Finley
Athletic Director
Kettle Falls School District
Billy Ray
Athletic Director
St. John-Endicott Cooperative
Darin Reppe
Athletic Director
Wilbur-Creston
Bruce Todd
Athletic Director
Odessa School District
Shauna Schmerer
Superintendent
Almira School District
Rosie McLain
Athletic Director
Tekoa-Rosalia
Mark Heid
Superintendent
Tekoa School District
Richard McFarland
Superintendent
Chewelah School District
Paul Clark
Superintendent/HS Principal
Colton School District
Mike Jones
Principal
Garfield-Palouse
Nathan Holbrook
Athletic Director
Garfield-Palouse
Scott Thompson
Athletic Director
Garfield-Palouse
Zachery Janis
Athletic Director
Yakama Nation Tribal School
Greg Whitmore
Athletic Director
Lind-Ritzville School District
James Evans
Superintendent
Coulee Hartline School District
Glenn Arland
Principal
Wilbur-Creston
Todd Spear
Superintendent
Lamont and Washtucna
Matt McLain
Principal
Rosalia School District
Roger Gerstenberger
Head of Schools
Northwest Christian Schools
Shawn Anderson
Principal
Jenkins Jr/Sr High School
Ken Lindgren
Athletic Director
Oakesdale School District
Ken Gering
Athletic Director
St. John – Endicott
Kyle Dodge
Athletic Director
Liberty School District
JoLynn Ray
Special Education Director
Reardan-Edwall School District
Jim Moehrle
Athletic Director
Colton School District
Brandon Walsh
Athletic Director
Almira Coulee Hartline
Don Wilkins
WIAA District 9 Director
Kelley Boyd
Principal
Almira Coulee Hartline
Ryan Peplinski
Athletic Director
St. George’s School
Joe Richer
WIAA District 7 Director
Jordan Jennings
Principal
LaCrosse School District
Kevin Young
Superintendent
Republic School District
Bill Ressel
Superintendent
Sprague School District
Zane Wells
Superintendent/Principal
Garfield School District
Don Vanderholm
Superintendent
Lind-Ritzville
Miles Caples
Superintendent
Entiat School District
Dominique Coffin
Athletic Director
Cascade School District
Brett Fancher
Athletic Director
Quincy School District
Elia Alailima-Daley
Principal
Cascade School District
Tamra Jackson
High School Principal
Bridgeport School District
Bryan Johnson
Athletic Director
Ephrata School District
Ashley Goetz
Superintendent
Okanogan School District
Jinger Haberer
Superintendent
Ellensburg School District
Greg Goodnight
Superintendent
Pateros School District
Shane Backlund
Superintendent
Selah School District
Jeff Pietz
Athletic Director
Lakeside High School
Tim Rasmussen
Athletic Director
Grand Coulee Dam
Kevin Daling
Athletic Director
Okanogan School District
Scott Sattler
Superintendent
Bridgeport School District
Scott A. Darwood
Athletic Director
Bridgeport School District
Aaron Cummings
High School Principal
Ephrata School District
Cole Kanyer
Athletic Director
Ellensburg School District
Marcus Stennes
Athletic Director
Pateros School District
Jake Davis
Athletic Director
Selah School District
Don Baribault
Superintendent
Northport School District
Rudy Joya
Assistant Principal
Cascade School District
Bob Shacklett
High School Principal
Okanogan School District
Eric Thomas Sivertson
Director of Operations
Manson School District
Tim Payne
Superintendent
Ephrata School District
Beau Snow
High School Principal
Ellensburg School District
Mike Hull
Principal
Pateros School District
Colton Monti
Principal
Selah School District
Aaron Spuler
Athletic Director
Northwest Christian Schools