The Martin County Board of Education has voted to keep the mask mandate in place.

September 14, 2021

The Martin County School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and community.  Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and our local Health Department recommend masking for all students.  Therefore, the Martin County Board of Education voted to keep the mask mandate in place inside all buildings and on buses for all students ages preschool through grade 12, staff and visitors.  These measures will allow us to provide a safer learning environment for in-person instruction.  However, there is now a virtual learning option for those who do not feel safe sending their children to school. 

Prior to the start of the school year the district purchased air filtration systems for large common areas including the gymnasiums and cafeterias. Frequent cleaning takes place to disinfect and sanitize the buildings and surfaces the students encounter throughout the day.  In addition, there are many sanitizing stations placed in the schools.  We will continue to add mitigation strategies we believe are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. 

We will continue to monitor the guidance from the CDC and local health resources to make future decisions regarding the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and community.  We will revisit our decision to require masks when the spread of the virus begins to improve within our community. 

Thank you to our parents, students, and staff for your support throughout the pandemic. Your cooperation has been refreshing during a time when we have faced difficult decisions. We will continue to put the best interests of our students, staff, and community at the forefront of our decisions. 

Sincerely,

 

Larry James, Superintendent

Martin County Schools





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