Whereas , following the guidelines of the experts, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and as we provide the tools to protect students and staff, we can provide a more effective education for our students in a safe way. Therefore, it is required that all students beginning with age two and staff wear masks indoors at all times and at all school sponsored events where social distancing is not an option. This includes school buses and other school vehicles.
Protocol has been built in to accommodate this recommendation. Furthermore, this policy will remain in effect, unless changed through court action, which is currently progressing as a result of action on a recent ruling from the bench and lawsuits filed by two school districts in Arkansas.
Documents accompanying the recommendation are as follows:
DESE 2021-2022 COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS August 10,2021
DESE RESPONSE LEVELS FOR ON-SITE LEARNING August 10,2021