Masks for Students
At the Special Board Meeting held on August 19, 2020, the Board of Trustees passed a motion that all HCDSB students (K- 12) be required to wear non-medical masks/ face coverings at school. Reasonable exceptions to this requirement will be put in place. We are working with Halton Region Public Health to provide age-appropriate mask education/information for families.
Exemptions for Mask Wearing
Reasonable exceptions to mask wearing will be considered.
An exemption may be requested for a student in Grades K-12 for the following reasons:
- A pre-existing medical condition that causes breathing difficulty.
- A diagnosis or learning profile that would limit a student’s ability to tolerate or safely wear a mask, including whereby a mask would affect essential communication for a person who is hearing impaired.
- Other, as detailed by a healthcare practitioner.
A process for exemption approval will follow.