The School Board of Brevard County Vote to Make Masks Voluntary at the Conclusion of the 2020-2021 School Year
Viera, FL: The School Board of Brevard County convened a special board meeting following the latest guidance issued from the CDC to discuss the mask mandate which has been in place since March of 2020. During this meeting board members voted in favor of making masks voluntary after the end of this school year. This will include any school activities after June 3, 2021. The Board detailed the timelines in which this decision will take place.
Board members will continue to follow the current recommendations of both the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to keep masking policies in place for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year which ends on June 3, 2021. Graduation ceremonies will also follow current masking policies as they are part of the current school year.
The district will continue with safety protocols including enhanced cleaning measures and other risk mitigation strategies. “Since March 2020 the School Board and Superintendent have followed science to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Today, the board again followed the science in making their decision. The board, Dr. Mullins and school leaders will continue to work tirelessly to keep our learning environment safe for everyone who enters our schools,” said Russell Bruhn, Chief Strategic Communications Officer for Brevard Public Schools.
Parents who would feel more comfortable with a flexible, virtual option for their children’s education are encouraged to research Brevard Virtual School. BVS offers enhanced resources and work with families to identify children’s learning needs and help customize a schedule and coursework to help each student reach their full potential. Brevard Virtual School is enrolling now through July 16, 2021.