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February 09, 2022 Special Board Meeting Highlights

On February 09, 2022, the FSD 145 Board of Education convened at 6 pm for a special meeting.

After hearing from FSD's Employee Associations and a number of public comments:                                                                

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”.  

The anticipated ruling from the IL Appellate Court is expected on or before February 17. The Board will continue to monitor legal and legislative developments and may need to make adjustments in the future. If the court rules that the orders and rules are unenforceable, the District will continue to strongly recommend that all students and staff follow the CDC and IDPH guidance, and we will respect the right of any person who decides to continue to wear a face covering in school.

What this means for FSD is that until the ruling is issued, students and staff are required to wear masks in school.