School Board Extends WCS Mask Mandate

  •  Two girls smile while wearing masks

    Published September 21, 2021

    The Williamson County School Board voted September 20 to extend the temporary mask mandate for students, staff and visitors at all grade levels, inside all buildings and on buses, through January 19, 2022.

    "The School Board’s vote to extend the mask requirement provides the district with the opportunity to keep one of our mitigation strategies in place as we move through end-of-the-semester testing and the holiday season," said WCS Executive Director of Health and Safety Gary Anderson said. "This vote will provide consistency in operations and expectations in our schools during these times."

    Teachers and staff who are distanced six feet away or more may remove their masks while indoors. They may also remove their masks during outside activities. Any essential volunteer working directly with students is expected to wear a mask.

    Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order 84 allows students to provide a written opt-out of any mask requirement made by a school district. While there is an opt-out available, WCS continues to strongly recommend masking for all students while inside a WCS school, facility and the Central Office.

    School principals will share any additional information with their families.