VISD’s current school mask plan

Texas Education Agency gives its advice to schools Wednesday

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The Texas Education Agency has made its decision on wearing masks in Texas public schools.

As a result of Governor Greg Abbott’s lifting of the order on masks, TEA has updated its public health guidance. Under this updated guidance, a public school system’s current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy.

TEA has also made updates related to surface cleaning requirements.

We received this statement on the matter today from VISD Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd.

I have a meeting scheduled with my administrative team to discuss further. We believe our teachers, students, and community would like to know what our plans are not just for next week, but for the next several weeks that follow.

Unfortunately, we have not been given advance notice about any of these information releases, so it disabuses us of the opportunity to plan accordingly.

The Governor’s order doesn’t take effect until next Wednesday so we don’t want to rush to react, but rather, respond appropriately after we’ve had a chance to plan.