May 30-Miami-Dade County Public Schools students no longer have to wear a mask while doing outdoor activities for the rest of the school year, which ends in two weeks.
MDCPS made the announcement this afternoon in a tweet explaining that the policy change follows an agreement reached with the United Teacher of Dade.
The new policy will take effect on June 1 and last until the end of the 2020-21 school year. Students are still required to wear a mask while indoors. These outdoor activities must be approved by a principal and must be kept away from the body.
Karla Hernandez-Mats, the head of UTD, said in a statement that the district’s tweet about the mask policy change was “deceptive and out of context.”
“Our agreement with MDCPS regarding summer school LOU for working conditions and payment of structures for our unit is bargain,” Hernandez-Mats said. “It has nothing to do with the debate about the counter-mask being initiated by a group of political terrorists who are openly speaking out in our Superdistrict. It is shocking that he would try to set up a group of ways in which an agreement is not ‘ y related. with them. “
MDCPS previously made masks optional only for outdoor activities, away from social activity on May 18. MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho returned this notice a day later after UTD pointed out that it had violated the letter of understanding. between union and district.
He also announced that the 2021-22 school year could be mask-optional.
The letter, signed in August, requires all employees, students and visitors to wear face masks, with changes that need to be negotiated and agreed upon.
On May 19 when Carvalho abolished the quick -time optional mask policy, about 80 protesters against the mask – some of them childless in public schools – rallied outside a meeting. on the school board calling for an end to the coverage of school mandates.