On the heels of the CDC's new mask guidelines, the school district decided to keep and not keep the mask policy to finish out the academic year. Once again, the District leadership acts with little thought. I'm on board with following the guidelines laid out by the CDC and allowing vaccinated teachers and students to go without masks. Or, alternatively, with the school year merely weeks away from being over, they could say out of an abundance of caution we should stick to the mask policy and plan for a fresh start next year. Instead, we received mixed signals about having a mask policy but not enforcing it leaving teachers, staff, and students wondering what is allowed, what is safe, etc. Inevitably this turned the choice to wear masks into a personal, and political, statement, and distracted from the real goal of doing our best to get kids to not lose credit and stay focused for the last 3 weeks of an already highly stressful year. I didn't think my lack of confidence in decisions being made at the district level could get any lower.
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