Academics Plus system to require masks

At a Monday night meeting, the Board of Academics Plus voted to require masks for all students and staff.

The mask mandate is effective Wednesday.The Academics Plus system includes Maumelle Charter elementary and high schools, as well as the elementary school in Scott.

The policy, which can be read in its entirety by clicking here, says all K-12 students are required to “properly wear cloth facial coverings over the nose and mouth while in any” building if six feet of social distancing “cannot be assured.”

Students are allowed to remove masks to eat, when drinking or doing “strenuous activities such as P.E., basketball practice, volleyball practice, etc.”

The school boards of the North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts are to take up mask requirements at meetings tonight.

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