by: Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune
Posted: Mar 5, 2021 / 03:49 PM CST/ Updated: Mar 5, 2021 / 03:49 PM CST
Kindergarten students line up on social distancing markers on the first day of in-person classes at Highland Village Elementary. Credit:
Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune
“Texas school boards don’t have to require masks, education officials announce” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Masks are still required in Texas public schools unless local school boards decide to make them optional, the Texas Education Agency announced Wednesday.
The guidance follows an announcement from the Texas Department