From Sulphur Springs ISD:
Pursuant to our Governor’s Executive Order GA-34, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has updated its Public Health Planning Guidance which requires school districts to continue to comply with masking requirements unless an exception is evoked. The University Interscholastic League has issued the same guidance.
TEA’s guidance essentially requires the District to enforce the same masking rules that it has enforced all year per our Governor’s recently rescinded executive order. We acknowledge that these rules have been a key component of our Health and Safety Plan which has enabled us to have school without interruption since August. After carefully considering the guidance, its prior effect on our year, and the advice of our Local Health Authority, SSISD has determined that we will continue to require masking at school and school events per TEA’s guidelines for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.