01-24-22 NYSED Mask Mandate Update for School Districts
January 24, 2022
Dear Williamsville Central School District Families and Staff,
Earlier tonight, the New York State Supreme Court ruled that the New York Department of Health exceeded its authority in enacting the mask regulation. However, Gov. Hochul has indicated they are going to pursue every option to reverse this decision immediately.
Later this evening, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) updated school districts throughout New York State that the Department of Health will be appealing this decision which will result in an automatic stay. As a result of this, NYSED has notified school districts that they must continue to follow the mask rule.
As additional information becomes available, we will share it with you. I greatly appreciate your patience and continued commitment to keeping our schools safe for all.
Dr. Darren Brown-Hall
Superintendent of Schools