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.