Oklahoma School Employees Placed on Leave for Not Wearing Masks at School
Mike Seals - August 18, 2021 9:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY – News 9
Six employees for Oklahoma City Public Schools have been placed on paid administrative leave after refusing to comply with the district’s mask requirement.
On Friday, August 13, OKCPS Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel announced the requirement that face coverings be worn while on school property despite the signing of State Bill 658 by Governor Stitt that says Oklahoma schools cannot mandate the wearing of masks at school unless a state of emergency is declared.
“Per OKCPS Administrative Regulation C-26-R2 (under C-26 Wellness) Mask Requirement to Protect against the Spread of COVID-19, all employees are afforded the opportunity to request a medical accommodation… As always, the health and safety of OKCPS students and staff is our highest priority,” a spokesman for the district said in part in a statement sent to News 9.