Fayette Co. Board of Education unanimously approves mask mandate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The Fayette County Board of Education is met Monday evening for their regularly scheduled planning meeting.

The board unanimously approved a universal mask mandate for all students, staff and visitors on school campuses and in FCPS vehicles, including school buses.

This is the same mandate the district had in place already.

State lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1 last week, leaving it up to district leaders to decide whether to require masks.

So far, several school districts in our area have also announced they are still requiring masks. These include Madison, Woodford, Franklin, Scott, and Clark County Schools.

According to the Kentucky School Board Association, at least 30% of Kentucky’s 171 school districts will continue to mandate masks.

Jessamine County School Board is also meeting for a work session Monday evening. The district’s masking policy is on the agenda.

The ACLU of Kentucky sent a letter to all Kentucky school boards and superintendents. It reminds districts they are required to protect children with disabilities under the ADA and Rehabilitation act. They said no child should be forced to choose between their health and education.

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