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By Justin Jackson 
The DPost.com

MORGANTOWN — High school sports summer workouts will continue to be contained in their current three-week format for the foreseeable future.

The West Virginia State Board of Education tabled a proposal May 14 that would have allowed workouts to be open for the entire summer, except for the July 4 holiday week.

“That particular proposal was stricken and removed,” state Deputy Superintendent Charles Heinlein said. “It is a dead issue now, unless the state’s Board of Control approves another proposal for us to take a look at.”

The State Board of Control is comprised of high school principals and educators from around the state.

Heinlein said the earliest another proposal could be sent to the state BOE would be May 2015.

Currently, state high school coaches have three weeks starting in June and ending at the July 4 holiday to work with and train their athletes.

The proposed change would have allowed workouts to begin at the conclusion of the school year until the first day of classes in the fall, minus the one week in July.