BCSC: Masks Required PK-12

Board votes to make adjustments to COVID protocols

Good evening BCSC families,

Tonight, the BCSC Board of School Trustees voted to require the wearing of masks indoors for all students and staff beginning Wednesday, August 18. This decision was based on the safety of our students and the high number of them missing class due to quarantine. In the second full week of school, we have already surpassed our highest 2020-2021 weekly numbers of positive cases of COVID and number of students quarantined. (The data is below.) We understand this is a change in our current safety protocols; however, with all students wearing masks, the quarantine radius is reduced from six feet to three feet. This will result in a significant reduction in the number of students quarantined. The School Board committed to take official action each month to review the data, assess progress, examine valid alternatives, and revisit these protocols. Our data will be shared with parents each week using the format below.


Some of you will welcome this change, while others will not. That is understandable and expected. I ask that we continue to work together to make the best out of this situation by keeping our students safe and in school.



Sincerely,

Jim Snapp

Superintendent

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