SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Bexar County mask mandate will not be enforced in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD.
The district’s superintendent, Dr. Clark Ealy, released a statement that explains the decision.
In it, he mentions that while a two of the district’s schools are in Bexar County a majority of them, including the administration building are located in Guadalupe County.
“In 2020, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton directly addressed situations where school districts were in multiple counties with conflicting health orders. His opinion letter stated that multi-county school districts should follow the health orders from the county in which the central administration building is located.
SCUC ISD’s central administration building is in Guadalupe County. Guadalupe County is not under the TRO that was granted on Tuesday, and it is our belief that all SCUC ISD facilities must follow the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting schools from mandating face coverings. ”
Ealy writes that the district will continue to encourage unvaccinated individuals and others with personal or family health concerns to wear masks when indoors and six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
He ensures they will continue expanded cleaning protocols and encourage frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use.
Masks will be available at schools for students, staff and visitors who want them and do not have them.
— SchertzCiboloUC ISD (@SCUCISD) August 11, 2021