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Message from Dr. Nicole Santora

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Hello, MERS Community.

 
A number of parents came to the Board of Education meeting tonight in an effort to make masks optional for students.  Dr. Marciante stated that he would follow Executive Order 175, which provided stipulations for mask removal in extreme heat.  
 
Upon Dr. Marciante's recommendation, in an effort to give the community what the majority had voted for on the survey, the Board of Education placed Dr. Marciante on administrative leave effective immediately through 3:00 PM on June 22, 2021. 
 
This leave then permitted the board to pass the following motion: Motion to revise the district mask policy to make masks optional for all students AT PARENTS DISCRETION. Masks are optional for staff members with proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated staff members will still be required to wear masks inside school buildings. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL JUNE 22, 2021 THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
 
 
Thank you,
 
Nicole Santora, Ed.D.