Today, August 10th 2021 - The School Board of Broward County, Florida, held a Special School Board Meeting, which included discussion about mask wearing in the 2021/22 school year.

The School Board voted that face mask coverings will continue to be mandatory for students, staff and visitors at all District schools and facilities. Requests to opt out of this requirement will be considered if there is a medical need, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 accommodation as currently allowed in the policy.

Despite Florida governor's executive order to leave masks up to parents.

The Broward County School Board voted Tuesday August 10th 2021 to maintain the school district’s face mask mandate that was originally approved July 28.

After listening to 48 public speakers and reviewing more than 350 written comments from local residents, the board voted 8-1 to keep the mask mandate in place, allowing exceptions for health and safety concerns only, according to a news release from the school division.

Following the Special School Board Meeting, School Board Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood (District 5) and Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright held a brief news conference. Below is a link to the highlights of the news conference.

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NOTE: The first day of school is Wednesday, August 18, with 100% face to face learning on all campuses. District staff remains in communication with health experts to ensure the safety of our students, staff and school communities.

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