BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont ISD is now requiring all students to wear face masks before teachers and students go back to in-person learning.
The school district said their safety regulations are updated to follow the most recent CDC guidelines recommending that everyone age 2 and older wear a face mask in public when around people who do not live in their household.
Beaumont ISD now requires students of all grade levels, pre-K through 12th grade, to wear a face mask while at school and while boarding and riding the bus.
"Failure to wear appropriate face coverings when required will result in removal to virtual education and disciplinary action," the school district said in a Facebook post.
The post was made on Friday, just days before the first wave of students was set to return to school. BISD's plan was to allow special education students to return to campuses on Monday, Sept. 21, until classes had to be cancelled due to Tropical Storm Beta. Beaumont ISD students will only use online classes Monday and Tuesday.
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