Covid 19 Amended Policy
The Smith County School Board considered amending its mandatory mask policy after reviewing the current mask policy and conditions as they now exist regarding Covid-19. The Board Members voted to amend the District’s Covid-19 Mask Policy; masks are now optional for all students, employees, and other individuals while on a school bus. Masks are optional in SCSD spaces, including classrooms, administrative spaces, offices, labs, public events, athletic facilities, and school buses. While masking is not required, the district strongly recommends masking in areas where distancing is not possible especially when transmission levels are elevated.
Students who are exposed to a positive case within the home (parent, guardian, sibling, etc.) must quarantine and be symptom free for 5 days before returning to school.