Amid statewide outcries for transparency, the Florida High School Athletic Association is set to live-stream its pivotal board of directors meeting Friday.The association informed the board Monday that the event will be shown live, although details are still being ironed out, member John Gerdes and president Lauren Otero said.The 10 a.m. meeting, at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, is expected to attract thousands of viewers as the association determines the immediate future of Florida prep athletics amid the COVID-19 crisis.Originally, those who wished to follow the meeting in real time would have had to attend in person, where space is limited and a maximum capacity — per Alachua County coronavirus protocols — will be strictly enforced. Otero, athletic director at Plant High, requested it be live-streamed, but initially was denied.The state association’s public relations specialist Ashton Moseley said via email Monday morning that because the meeting was “being held in person, it is being treated as other in person meetings” despite the pandemic and seating restrictions. By Monday afternoon, the association reversed course.“I’m just glad they have made the decision for what is best for everyone in the state,” Otero said. “It’s what’s transparent. People can know how the decision came about and can feel better understanding the process that took place to come to that decision.”The association has also live-streamed other previous, non-pandemic meetings, including a 2018 discussion about playoff proposals .