Green Bay public schools vote on mask requirements, mandatory in certain situations

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Board of Education in Green Bay voted on a variety of rules involving the use of masks.

During the meeting the Board of Education in Green Bay voted YES to the following:

  • Masking is optional when outdoors
  • Masking is required for 3K-8 when in District Buildings
  • Strongly recommended but not required for grades 9-16 indoors
  • Masking required inside elementary with middle school
  • Masking required on district-provided transportation
  • Masking required for WIAA events in accordance with WIAA requirements.

There was also a not that if infection rates reach 1% for the District student and staff population over five consecutive days, face coverings would be required.

“The biggest change is that masks will be optional starting on June 14th for our high school students and staff,” said Eric Vanden Heuvel, School Board President. Eric says the reasoning behind the update is the greater ability to obtain the vaccine. “The original motion that was posted came from District’s safety and health team, based upon the information they gathered and local data,” said Vanden Heuvel.

The regular school year for 2020-2021 concludes on Tuesday June 8th. An adjusted summer session will begin on June 14th. That is also when the Board Meetings will allow the public in. They will still be streamed live on YouTube.

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