Greetings Miles City School District Families:
The board of trustees met last evening to review the Safe and Healthy Reopening Plan for Miles City Schools and to review Emergency Policy 1905 as it relates to masks or facial coverings.
At this time, the board has voted to continue the requirement of masks or face coverings during school hours and at school activities both during and outside of school hours. As always, we continue to put our students and staff at the forefront of our decision making. Masks will allow us to continue to operate in TIER 2 of our reopening plan with less risk of moving into TIER 3 because of staff shortages or over-populated remote classrooms. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Superintendent Meghan Brown
(Sent via School Messenger notification system)
Good evening Miles City Unified School District families.
As most of you are likely aware, the governor announced yesterday that he would be lifting the state-wide mask mandate Friday morning. While we do not know the specifics of tomorrow’s announcement by the governor, school districts across Montana have received confirmation this afternoon from Travis Hall, Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Communications, and Mike Milburn, Senior Advisor to the Governor that the upcoming change in directive will allow local jurisdiction, including local school boards, to implement their own mask requirements.
What does this mean for Miles City Public Schools? Regardless of tomorrow’s announcement by the governor, our local school board voted in August to open our schools in TIER 2 of our reopening plan. We remain in TIER 2 today. Regarding masks, TIER 2 clearly states that masks must be worn by staff and students at the high school 100% of the time and that in our other five schools, masks will be expected when entering and exiting school grounds and all times on school property when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.
The school board plans to meet early next week to review the health and safety reopening plan and revisit the plan and District policy as they relate to masks. When and until a change in plan and policy is approved by the board, we will continue to require and enforce mask expectation. When a time is decided upon for this special board meeting, an announcement will be posted to both the District Facebook page and website.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Please know that we have the safety of our students and staff in mind as we work through this new information.
As always, stay safe and be well.
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