Last Updated on March 11, 2021 – 10:12 AM CST

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At their regular Board meeting on Monday, March 8th, the Dumas ISD Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to discontinue the required face mask regulation. The change will be effective starting March 11th, a day after Governor Abbott’s executive order mandate expires.

Dumas ISD Superintendent Monty Hysinger says all other TEA, UIL, and District regulations and practices to control the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Mr. Hysinger said “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, DISD has stayed consistent with the Governor’s Orders, TEA Guidance, and request of our local Health Authorities, We will continue to work with each of these organizations to monitor COVID-19 health conditions within our public schools and community.”

Mr. Hysinger also noted that DISD reserves the right to require a face mask at school facilities and school events if sustained escalation rates of COVID-19 cases are seen within schools.