FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Frisco ISD has suspended participation in competitive marching band events for the fall season.

Calling it a difficult decision, the school board said it was based on “keeping the health and safety of staff, students and parents at the forefront.”

READ MORE: Child, 1 Adult Dead, 2 Others Sick From Deadly Bacteria Found In Aromatherapy Product Sold At Walmart

Most competitive marching events were already canceled, including the prestigious Bands of America competition.

READ MORE: Denton Police Investigate Shooting Near Whataburger

Frisco ISD fall athletics programs at the high school level, including cross country, football, team tennis and volleyball, will have a delayed start to their seasons but are still planning to play full schedules.

MORE NEWS: Dallas' Scottish Rite Hospital Celebrates 100 Years Of 'Giving Children Back Their Childhood'

Middle school athletics will also have a delayed start, with the first day of practices occurring on Sept. 8.