Chandler USD governing board to meet April 21 to discuss masks in schools

The Chandler USD governing board will hold a special meeting April 21 to address the current mask mandate in schools, according to an email from the district. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Chandler USD governing board will hold a special meeting April 21 to address the current mask mandate in schools, according to an email from the district. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Chandler USD governing board will hold a special meeting April 21 to address the current mask mandate in schools, according to an email from the district. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Chandler USD governing board will hold a special meeting April 21 to address the current mask mandate in schools, according to an email from the district.

The meeting was spurred by Gov. Doug Ducey's announcement April 19 rescinding the mask mandate in Arizona's K-12 schools.


"This afternoon the Governor’s Executive Order 2021-06 rescinded the requirement for all school districts and charter schools to require face covering be worn while at school," read the email sent April 19 from the school district. "In today’s press release from the Governor’s office, 'K-12 school districts and charter schools still maintain the right to institute and enforce policies to mitigate against COVID-19 spread including the use of masks.' Our Governing Board will be reviewing the most current information and make a decision at a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. All current mitigation strategies remain in place. Thank you for your continued support."