School Board update regarding the wearing of masks for the 2021/22 school year.
Last week, the School Board of Broward County mandated the wearing of masks in our schools to protect our students, staff and community.
In light of the Governor’s Executive Order, the District is awaiting further guidance before rendering a decision on the mask mandate for the upcoming school year. At this time, the District’s face covering policy, which requires the use of masks in District schools and facilities, remains in place. The School Board will discuss next steps during a Special School Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 10,
Safety remains our highest priority. The District will advocate for all eligible students and staff to receive vaccines and will also work to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines – including frequent cleaning and disinfecting of our schools, hand washing, and staying home when sick. The District is continuing to collaborate with our local health organizations to monitor trends in the spread of COVID-19 and variants.
See the following video statement from School Board Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood and Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright regarding the District’s position: