How will mask-wearing be supported in special education environments?

The expectation is for all staff and students to wear a mask. There will be allowable exceptions for some of our youngest learners and students who are unable to put on and take off their own mask and those due to medical contra-indications. Staff will continually work with students, when appropriate, to increase mask wearing. If a student is deemed able to wear a mask but needs support, staff will work with the parent/guardian to support this expectation within the in-person school environment. Additionally, staff will be knowledgeable of the expectations and best practices for supporting students with mask wearing, when appropriate, to maintain safety.