Lockport Township High School District 205 releases their statement regrading students coming to school without a mask. The students are being segregated and informed of the district’s policy.
The district is requiring all students and staff to wear masks including those students whose parents were part of the lawsuit to reverse the mask mandate in schools. Parents filed on behalf of nearly 150 school districts in Illinois where a Sangamon County Judge granted a temporary restraining order against COVID-19 mitigations which includes reversing a mask mandate in schools. The Pritzker administration is appealing the court’s ruling.
Statement from LTHS below:
Students who arrived at school without a mask were offered a mask and encouraged to wear it so they could attend class. Students who chose not to comply with the District’s mask requirement, even after being offered a mask, were directed to a separate space in the building in order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for the students and staff who are masked and complying with the District’s mitigation measures. If a student continues to arrive at school without a mask and declines the mask offered by the District, the student will not be allowed to attend class, but will instead be directed to a separate location in the school building. While in a separate location, students will be provided interventions in the form of reminders and education related to the District’s rules and requirements regarding wearing masks in the school building. A student is not being excluded and can return to class as soon as a student complies with the rules of the District and wears a mask. Additionally, a parent/guardian listed as an emergency contact for a student may come to school to retrieve the student if they wish.