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Mask- Summary

In accordance with the order of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, the use of face coverings is required for students and

staff. Exceptions to this requirement are permitted for individuals with medical conditions, including those with respiratory

issues that impede breathing, mental health conditions or disabilities, and students who would be unable to remove a mask

without assistance. Individuals who are communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired

or who has another disability in which the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication are not required to wear a

mask; however, individuals should consider using another type of face covering such as a plastic face shield. Unique

protocols for students and staff at higher risk for severe illness will be reviewed and implemented on a case-by-case basis,

given the specific needs of the individual. The District will continue to collaborate with the local substitute teacher agency

to secure substitutes in the event of teacher illness. Instructional and non-instructional staff will be deployed in accordance

with District practice and policy. Professional development will be provided to all staff on effective educational practices,

which will include supports for social emotional wellness, to ensure that all students have access to quality learning

opportunities in both the school and home environments.