Board of Education members voted during the September regular meeting to adopt the N.C. School Boards Association’s face-covering policy. The vote did not change policies that were already in place. Board members mandated on August 2nd the wearing of masks for all students and staff members in school buildings regardless of vaccination status.
The School Boards Association’s policy was adopted Tuesday after Superintendent Dr. Freddie Williamson recommended it be adopted, in accordance with state law. The county School Board will vote each month to continue the policy or end it, as COVID-19 metrics change.
According to Senate Bill 654, Section 10, “For the 2021-2022 school year, all public school units shall adopt a policy regarding the use of face coverings by employees and students. The governing body of the public school unit shall vote at least once a month on whether the face covering policy should be modified.”