BCPS BOE makes decision on mask mandate

BCPS Board of Education makes decision on mask mandate
Posted on 07/29/2021

Morganton, NC – Thursday, July 29, 2021


After a special called meeting on Thursday evening, the Burke County Board of Education voted to make face coverings optional for all staff, students, and visitors on BCPS campuses. Due to a current federal mandate, those on yellow school buses and activity buses will still be required to wear a mask. Additional information regarding face-covering requirements from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association have not been released. Updates will be provided by the NCHSAA.   


As always, BCPS is still committed to keeping our students safe by continuing communication with the local health department, putting every possible mitigation strategy, other than facial coverings, into place at our schools including social distancing, intensive cleaning protocols, etc. Please visit our website and social media for more updates in the coming weeks as the exciting, new school year comes to a start. Thank you to our parents, staff and students for your continued support of Burke County Public Schools. We can’t wait to continue igniting learning for a brighter future!


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