Multiple Northeastern Oklahoma School Districts To Require Face Masks

Tuesday, July 14th 2020, 9:21 am
By: Shannon Rousseau

As many students get ready to start the new school year next month, more school districts are releasing their plans for re-opening.

Bartlesville, Jenks, and Union Public Schools have all decided masks must be worn at school, but there are some distinctions between districts.

Bartlesville Public Schools said face masks will be added to the dress code for middle and high school students, and staff will be required to wear one.

The district will provide a neck gaiter for all students at the start of the year which they can wear as masks.

Students must wear their masks at all times when on school grounds, including on school buses.

Elementary students in Bartlesville won't be required to wear masks, but it's strongly encouraged.

Jenks Public Schools has decided that all staff and students in 3rd through 12th grade must wear a mask.

Just like Bartlesville and Union, Jenks students will also have to wear masks anytime they're on a school bus.

Jenks has said it will work with families to make sure those with financial issues have masks.

Union Public Schools has decided that all students and staff will have to wear masks in school buildings and on school buses.

Union has also pushed back their start date.

In a decision late Monday night, the Union School Board decided classes will now begin on August 24th.