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

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.