Important Information for Families - April 22, 2021 | Read More

Dear Gilbert Public Schools Parents and Families,

As you are most likely aware, earlier this week Governor Ducey released a new Executive Order 2021-10 rescinding previous state mandates requiring the wearing of face coverings in K-12 schools.  The Governor also stated, “K-12 school districts and charter schools still maintain the right to institute and enforce policies to mitigate against COVID-19 spread including the use of masks.”  

In that light, our Governing Board met this evening, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to review the most current information, local and national guidance, and comments received from the community (both in-person at the meeting, via email, and online).

At tonight’s special Governing Board meeting the following motion was approved:

The Governing Board hereby directs and/or authorizes the District’s Superintendent or his/her delegates to update face covering regulations 

(GBGB-R, JICA-RB, KI-RB) related to the District’s Covid-19 mitigation plan as follows:  

In adherence with CDC and ADHS guidelines, the current face coverings requirement shall remain in place until May 28, 2021.

Therefore, the existing Gilbert Public Schools face covering policy will continue until the end of this school year May 28, 2021.  

To view, the existing GPS Face Covering Policy click here.

All other mitigation strategies will continue to be implemented on our campuses and district buildings with the goal of continuing to promote the safety and well-being of our students and employees.  These include physical distancing, hand washing, and daily health assessments for both students and employees before attending school.

Thank you for your continued support of our schools.

Gilbert Public Schools