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Following Appellate Court Ruling - Face Coverings Now Optional for FSD

IL Appellate Court Ruling - Mask Mandate

On February 17, 2022, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Executive Orders and the rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education are unenforceable. 

At a special meeting on February 9, the Board of Education of Freeport School District 145 voted that “if the Illinois Appellate Court rules that the Governor’s orders and the rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education are unenforceable, the District will make optional the wearing of face coverings in schools”.  

Based on the above action taken by the Board of Education, effective immediately the wearing of face masks is optional for Freeport School District staff and students. FSD still strongly encourages the wearing of face coverings for protection against COVID-19. FSD will respect the right of choice made by staff and students.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a federal mandate, face coverings are still required on all school buses.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.