Board Approved Mask Mandate Effective 9-8-21

The Board of Education held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 7th. During the meeting, the Board voted 5-0 to implement a mask mandate effective September 8, 2021. 

The following was approved: 

  • Effective Wednesday, September 8, 2021, all students and staff will be required to wear masks inside all school and administrative buildings.
  • Students will be allowed to opt-out of the mask mandate for health, religious, or personal reasons, using a form available on our district website. Parents will need to return completed forms to their children’s school(s).
  • Employees will have the same opt-out provisions and will return completed forms to their supervisors.
  • In classrooms with universal masking in place, the distance for contact tracing may be reduced from six feet to three feet when determining quarantines.
  • This policy expires when one of the following occurs:

               1. The first semester of the academic school year has ended. 

               2. A subsequent court ruling reinstates SB 658 in full. 

               3. The Mid-Del Board of Education either amends or ends the policy.

  • This policy can be extended by the Mid-Del Board of Education at a regular or special board meeting.
  • The district will supply masks at the schools, as we did last year.
  • Employees working alone in their classroom or offices will not be required to remain masked.

To view Dr. Cobb's presentation, please click HERE

To opt-out of the mask mandate, families/staff must complete the following form and submit it to the principal/supervisor. Click HERE to access the opt-out form.