Statement from Supt. Bills: Update on Mask Mandates

This message is to provide an update from last evening’s communication regarding New York State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker’s ruling of mask mandates in NYS.

This evening, school districts received notice from NYS Education Department Commissioner Betty A. Rosa that “The Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court granted the application by the Department of Health and the Governor’s office, confirming the lower court’s decision is stayed pending further proceedings. As such, the mask mandate remains in effect for schools across the state.”

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the many ongoing nuances of health and safety. Updates will continue to be provided, as needed.

David C. Bills
West Genesee CSD