HCS to Host Special Called Board Meeting on Health & Safety Procedures

In light of new guidance recently released by medical organizations, the Huntsville City Board of Education will host a special called board meeting to discuss health and safety procedures for the upcoming school year.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 26, at 3:00PM at the Annie C. Merts Administrative Building, located at 200 White St. 

HCS administrators presented health and safety measures for the upcoming school year at the July 1 work session, which includes optional masking for students and staff members. Since then, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have shared guidance in support of students wearing masks while at school. 

The new guidance comes as COVID-19 cases, including cases of the Delta variant, increase around Alabama while students under the age of 12 are not able to receive the vaccine. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has not yet released guidance for school systems for the upcoming school year. 

At the meeting, board members will discuss considerations and share feedback from their constituents in an effort to help families plan for the upcoming school year.

**PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited seating for the public at HCS Board of Education meetings at the Annie C. Merts Administrative Building. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Four spots will be available for media members, which will also be provided on a first come, first served basis.  Media organizations are permitted to have one representative per outlet in attendance.

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