Further Information from DESE Regarding Masks, 8/20/2021


 Attached to this message is a memo to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in which Commissioner Riley states that the Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 24. At that meeting, Commissioner Riley will recommend that the Board declare exigent circumstances under the Student Learning Time regulations, 603 CMR 27.08 (1), to provide him with the authority to issue a mask mandate for public school students (age 5 and above) and staff in all grades through at least October 1, 2021. The attached memo contains additional details.


Also attached to this email is an FAQ from DESE regarding the 2021-22 school year. This FAQ document will be posted in the FAQ in the FAQ section of DESE's COVID-19 pages.


We will continue to keep you informed of any updates.




Patrick Sullivan,  Ed.D.


Cohasset Public Schools