FUSD Board of Directors Reaffirms and Resumes Face Mask Requirement Tuesday – KAFF News – Flagstaff
Flagstaff’s Unified School District board of directors has voted to continue the policy of wearing face masks on school premises during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday. The lawsuit comes after a Supreme Court judge ruled Monday that the law prohibiting school districts from requiring masks is unconstitutional and unenforceable. School districts that wish to request masks can lawfully do so unless an emergency stay is issued or another Arizona court rules otherwise. The CDC said last week that schools in Maricopa and Pima counties were three and a half times more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks if there was no mask requirement at the start of school, compared to schools using universal masking on the first day. FUSD Superintendent Michael Penca says, “The Governing Board of the Flagstaff Unified School District and I believe that the consistent and layered use of the available mitigation strategies will give us the best opportunity to protect the health and safety of our students and staff and personal learning throughout throughout the 2021-2022 school year. ”Penca says the district will notify parents and students if the district intends to change its mitigation plan.
To read the CDC’s report on Masking in Schools in Maricopa and Pima Counties, click here: