School boards, local; requirement for students to wear masks or other face coverings.
Local school boards; requirement for students
to wear masks or other face coverings; evidentiary substantiation.
Prohibits any local school board from requiring any student enrolled
at a public elementary or secondary school in the local school division
to wear a mask, face covering, or other covering of the student's
nose and mouth at school, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored
activity unless the local school board substantiates such requirement
with evidence that (i) such requirement is necessary to suppress a
nuisance dangerous to the public health or a communicable, contagious,
or infectious disease or other danger to the public life and health;
(ii) no reasonable alternatives to such requirement exist in light
of the impact on quality of life and economic well-being; and (iii)
such requirement is narrowly tailored to address the nuisance dangerous
to the public health or the communicable, contagious, or infectious
disease or other danger to the public life and health.
Bill Patron: LaRock
(House) Left in Education February 15, 2022