Elementary school students in Sault Ste. Marie will not be taking part in any high jump events at track and field meets this spring, but they are not alone.
In the Sault, two school boards say they have decided to no longer offer high jump at the elementary level of competition, due to the risk factor.
The boards say they want to keep student safety as a priority, adding that high jump will continue to be an event at the secondary level.
One source to Quinte News says high jump is not being taught at several local Catholic elementary schools (Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board).
The source says the training required and the cost involved is far too high compared to other sports.
They add the risk for injury also is causing concern.
High schools are still offering the sport.