Update on Mask Protocols following state Supreme Court decision

  • The District and its legal team have continued to monitor the ongoing lawsuits challenging Governor Abbot’s Executive Order GA-38, which prohibits local governments from having mask mandates. 

    The state-wide temporary restraining orders issued by courts in Travis County restraining Governor Abbott from enforcing the parts of Executive Order GA-38 that bar mask mandates are no longer in place. 

    While the lawsuits Challenging Executive Order GA-38 are not over, right now the provisions of Executive Order GA-38 that bar mask mandates are effective.

    In light of this legal development, at this time, the District is not requiring the wearing of masks.  The District continues to strongly urge employees, students, parents, and visitors to wear a mask.

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2021-22 School Year Health and Safety Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is the District no longer mandating that students, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks/facial coverings after the Board approved this on Monday, August 23, 2021?

  • What will the start of school look like?

  • Do staff and students have to do a daily wellness screening?

  • Will campus and district buildings still have wellness screenings at all entrances?

  • What social distancing guidelines will be in place?

  • Are additional cleaning measures being taken in school?

  • Are playground structures open at recess?

  • Will parents be notified when there is a positive COVID-19 case in their child's class?

  • Is a student or staff member required to quarantine if they are identified as a "close contact" to a positive COVID-19 case?

  • Are students and staff required to quarantine after they travel internationally?

  • What is required for a student or staff member to return to school/work if they have symptoms that could be COVID-19?

  • What is required for my child to return to school after testing positive for COVID-19?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for students?

  • Are individuals who are "fully vaccinated" required to quarantine if they have traveled internationally?

  • Will FBISD allow international student exchange programs to operate during the 2021-22 school year?

  • Will FBISD be offering a virtual learning option?