2625 Morgantown Road Uniontown, PA 15401 PHONE :(724)564-7190 FAX :(724)564-7195
Mr. Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
December 17, 2021
Colonial Students, Parents and Staff:
The Albert Gallatin Area School Board revised the District’s Health and Safety Plan during a special board meeting on Friday, December 17, 2021. The revision removes making masks an option for students, staff and visitors to requiring masks while indoors for all students, staff and visitors while in any of the District’s school buildings. This includes all indoor athletic events and extra-curricular activities. Similarly, the federal public transportation masking requirement remains in effect. All students, staff and bus drivers are required to wear masks while on district transportation.
The revised Health and Safety Plan is effective immediately. The AGASD Board of Directors will review and make any revisions to the Health and Safety Plan at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on January 19, 2022.
We are respectful of the varying opinions on masking and grateful to the number of parents, students, staff and community members that have voiced their opinions on this topic. As positive cases continue to rise, the requirement to wear a mask while indoors has greatly reduced the number of students quarantining due to the fact that when all students are masked there is no close contact under the current guidelines. As always, we appreciate your cooperation in this matter and thank you all for your continued support.
I wish all of you an enjoyable, safe and healthy Holiday Season!!
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent