- Category: District
Dear Pattonville families and staff,
As we approach the end of the first semester, I want to update you on upcoming changes to our health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. A recent ruling by a circuit court judge in Cole County has challenged the authority of state and local health officials’ ability to issue certain health orders. While the ruling has put into question the authority of local health departments, our school district’s authority and obligation to prevent the spread of contagious diseases remains unchanged. Pattonville has a legal obligation to prevent the spread of contagious disease in schools, which is supported by Missouri State Statutes 167.191 and 171.011, Pattonville Board of Education Policy EBB (Communicable Diseases) and a Missouri Supreme Court ruling (State ex. Rel. O’Bannon v. Cole).