ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Elizabethton City Schools Board of Education has decided to mandate masks for all schools in the system.
According to a release from Elizabethton City Schools, students, employees and visitors will be required to wear masks in all school buildings and on buses for 10 days, starting Tuesday, August 24.
Parents will have the option to opt their children out of the mandate by filling out a paper form, or digital form that can be found on Skyward Family Access.
The release also states that staff members may opt out by notifying a supervisor, and students older than 18 may also opt-out.
The board will meet again before the expiration date to reassess, and possibly extend the mandate. If no action is taken by the board, the mandate will expire on September 7.
The mandate will not cover extracurricular activities.