|If the student continues to refuse to wear a mask at school, the student will receive up to a five-day principal suspension. Continued noncompliance or a second infraction will result in a 10-day superintendent suspension. During these suspensions, the student will receive remote instruction.
If a student continues to refuse to wear a mask, the superintendent suspension will be extended and a school may apply to exclude the student from school.
Students with significant documented disabilities will be given supports to help with mask wearing and may be allowed a mask break in a well-ventilated area that allows for six feet of distancing.
The refusal to wear a mask is a serious violation of the student discipline code that puts the school community at risk. If your school is not following this protocol, reach out to your school’s COVID-19 building response team and your chapter leader or call the UFT safety hotline at 212-331-6317.