Mask Wearing Update 1.25.22

Mask Wearing Update 1.25.22
Posted on 01/25/2022
letter from the superintendent

Dear Rondout Valley School Community:


On Tuesday afternoon, we were informed by NYS Commissioner of Education Betty A. Rosa that the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has officially issued a “stay” temporarily blocking last night’s NYS Supreme Court ruling on the mask mandate. Commissioner Rosa reasserted the State Education Department’s earlier directive that schools must continue to follow the mask mandate.


We understand that there are different views on the matter of masks, however as a New York public school district, we are under the direction of the New York State Department of Education. We hope our community can appreciate this position and understands that our greatest priority is always to the health and safety of our students and staff.


This issue will not be decided until the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court rules. While the issue is being deliberated, please remember that although others may have a different view about the mask mandate, we are still one community. I truly believe we all have the best interests of our students and staff at heart and working together as a community we are stronger.


We appreciate your continued patience and support.


Your Superintendent,

Joseph Morgan