BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western New York Sports Officials has reached a five-year agreement with Section VI.
The decision allows officials, including referees, to be at school sporting events starting Tuesday as scheduled.
It comes after the Executive Director of New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Doctor Robert Zayas requested a meeting Monday between both parties.
Hours later he took to Twitter saying, quote "Appreciative of the work of Section VI & the Western NY Sports Officials to ensure students are afforded the opportunity to play! Both groups agreed in principle on a 5-year contract this evening. High school sports benefit students, schools, and communities."
Doctor Zayas previously said quote, "both groups want resolution for the betterment of students. Students can't afford to be negatively impacted by this situation."
Hamburg Superintendent Michael Cornell had also said there was confidence a long-term agreement would be ratified soon.