The Roseville Joint Union High School District has made masking optional in classrooms starting February 15th.
Following a live streamed board meeting, officials made the announcement following state mask mandates dropping for vaccinated individuals. Governor Newsom's office recently announced the new mandate changes, however not specifying mandate changes for K-12 school districts within California. "Students are getting bullied by teachers and administrative staff for simply choosing to not cover their face," one speaker said during the board meeting. "These are the very people that are supposed to educate and help our students prepare academically for their future. Stop telling the kids they're going to make you sick. Stop telling the kids they're dangerous and a safety issue to others."
According to the district's website, masks were originally a requirement of all students and staff when indoors — except for exempted individuals.