Tonight the following motion was Board approved by a 4/2 vote:
Motion to require students and staff to wear masks in-doors and in any school-provided transportation. This action will be revisited at each monthly board meeting.
Pursuant to action by the PGSD School Board, all students and staff in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are required to wear an appropriate mask or face covering in the following situations:
While attending school or school function that is indoors of a school building or facility;
While riding in school-provided transportation.
All masks and face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student. This applies to students inside school buildings before and after school as well. Students shall wear masks or face coverings at all times except for the following situations:
Students may remove their mask or face-covering for the purpose of eating or drinking;
Students may remove their masks or face-covering when appropriate social distancing measures are in place as determined by a Prairie Grove School District staff member;
Students may remove their masks and face-coverings on a case-by-case basis for specific instructional purposes, including extracurricular activities, as determined by a teacher, in which case the teacher will require appropriate social distancing measures; or
Students may be exempted from this Emergency Plan due to special behavioral or individualized needs as determined by the administration.
Until further notice, all PGSD employees shall be required to wear a mask or face covering while being inside any school building or facility. The following may be reasons for the employee to be exempt from this requirement:
Employees may remove masks and face coverings for the purpose of eating or drinking;
Employees may remove masks and face coverings when appropriate social distancing measures are in place - i.e. working in an office; or away from others;
The Superintendent can exempt employees from this requirement if proper medical documentation is provided.