Spring ISD to continue requiring face masks on campus

Under the updated Texas Education Agency guidance Spring ISD will continue its current practice of requiring all students, staff, teachers and visitors to wear masks while in schools or in district buildings. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Under the updated Texas Education Agency guidance Spring ISD will continue its current practice of requiring all students, staff, teachers and visitors to wear masks while in schools or in district buildings. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Under the updated Texas Education Agency guidance Spring ISD will continue its current practice of requiring all students, staff, teachers and visitors to wear masks while in schools or in district buildings. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Following the Texas Education Agency's March 3 release of updated public health guidance allowing individual school districts to determine local mask policies, Spring ISD will continue to require face masks to be worn on campus, district officials announced March 4.

The TEA released updated guidance in anticipation of the statewide mask mandate, which Gov. Greg Abbott announced earlier this week will be lifted March 10. Following Abbott's March 2 announcement, SISD officials said they would await further guidance from the TEA before making any adjustments to existing mask requirements.


According to a March 4 district news release, under the updated TEA guidance, SISD will continue its current practice of requiring all students, staff, teachers and visitors to wear masks while in schools or in district buildings.

"Moving forward, we will continue to work with our board of trustees and county health officials to ensure our policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 reflect our unwavering commitment to protecting the health and safety of all of our students and staff," the release reads.

SISD's current mask policy, which was approved by the board of trustees prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year, can be found on Page 10 of the 2020-21 Code of Conduct and on Page 99 of the 2020-21 Student-Parent Handbook.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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