The start of the 2021-22 school year at Mt. Lake Public School will have plenty of smiling, visible faces among students and staff.
At Monday’s meeting, the Mt. Lake Public School Board reviewed its COVID plan for the coming school year, which essentially confirmed action taken previously this summer to lift mandated usage of protective face coverings among students and staff.
Board Chair Chad Pedersen stated that a letter to families will be sent out soon, outlining the plans.
“Face coverings are going to be recommended, but not required for students and staff inside the school buildings,” Pedersen said. “That policy was adopted at our June 23 meeting and reaffirmed Monday night.”
However, face coverings will still be required on transportation to and from any school function, whether it be to or from school, field trips, sporting events or practices.
“It’s still federal policy that requires face covering usage on any means of public transportation, including school transportation,” Pedersen said.