HOLLIDAY (KFDX/KJTL) — Students and staff members of the Holliday Independent School District will now have the option of whether or not to wear masks.
According to Holliday ISD Superintendent Cody Carroll, the school board voted Monday, May 10 to make masks optional for the remainder of the school year.
Like most school districts in Texas, Holliday ISD required students and staff members to wear masks in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
However, according to district officials, Holliday ISD has not had a positive COVID-19 case in over two months.
The mask requirement was included on the Holliday ISD School Board agenda for their regular session on May 10.
The new policy went into effect at the beginning of the school day Tuesday, May 11.
The following text alert was sent out Monday night following the vote:
Holliday ISD News and Alerts: Hello Holliday ISD Families. The HISD Board voted tonight to make masks optional for staff and students for the remainder of the school year. This change will go into effect tomorrow. We have not had a case in over two months and felt this was the right time for this decision.– Holliday ISD News and Alerts text alert sent Monday evening, May 10