D50 Announces Face Coverings a Parental Option for Students; Employees Must Complete Opt-Out Form

Effective immediately, Greenwood School District 50 Board of Trustees voted that face coverings will be a parental option, but are strongly recommended inside all schools and facilities for students for the remainder of the school year. Parents will not need to complete a DHEC opt-out form for their child. Due to a federal mandate, face coverings are still required to be worn on school buses.

Superintendent Glenn stated, “In light of the announcement of State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman rescinding the face covering mandate in schools, our district will no longer require face coverings in our schools and facilities effective immediately. Parents have the option to decide if their child should come to school each day with a face covering. Parents can also decide if their child should wear their face covering in the classroom.” 

District 50 employees will be allowed to opt-out of wearing face coverings by completing a form. Opt-out forms will be sent to employees beginning tomorrow.

The face covering parental option approach will remain in place for District 50 summer school, which begins on Monday, June 7th.