New GRD Sport Compliance Rules

Posted on May 18th, 2020 by Lara

The Governor and the ODH have recently issued a new order regarding sports, at all levels. The order supersedes all previous orders involving sports and mandates each organization to have an operation plan and a compliance officer. 

Please review the GRD’s operation plan (in place as of August 26, 2020). I will be serving as the GRD’s compliance officer. The following staff members will have enforcement authority: Lara Benschoter, AJ Gaul, Janet Gordon, Justin Lodge, Lesa Miller, and Bobby Vahalik.

When the GRD uses school facilities or other facilities outside the GRD’s management, there might be different policies.  Those differences will be communicated separately. Please keep in mind that our school facilities are used considerably more often by more users, which dictates other policies.     

The current state of affairs is not enjoyable for anyone. While we all undoubtedly have unique thoughts and opinions about the issue, the rules are the rules, and we are all trying our best to get through these challenging times. In this case, we are doing everything we can to allow our children to play. Please help us by understanding the situation and complying with the order. 

As always, I am available for comments, questions, and concerns at 740-644-0325 or

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