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Algonquin-based School District 300 votes to go mask-optional following appellate court ruling

Algonquin-based School District 300 board members voted Sunday to no longer require masks or exclude close contacts from school beginning Tuesday. The District 300 Board of Education voted 5-2 in favor of ending mandatory mask usage for students and staff in its schools. Board members Christine Birkett and Nancy Zettler voted against removing the mask […]

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Algonquin-based School District 300 cancels class for all 31 of its schools following court ruling on masks

Classes were canceled Monday for schools in Algonquin-based School District 300 “to ensure a safe learning environment” following a court ruling against Illinois’ school mask and exclusion guidelines. District 300, which serves over 23,000 students and is the sixth-largest district in Illinois, initially said on Sunday that masks would continue to be required in their […]

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Algonquin-based School District 300 cancels class for Monday due to staff shortage caused by COVID-19 infections

Algonquin-based School District 300, which has over 30 schools, canceled classes for today due to a staff shortage driven by a large number of COVID-19 cases. District 300 Superintendent Susan Harkin said in a message to parents on Thursday that the district was facing a staffing shortage as it prepared to return from winter break […]

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Algonquin-based School District 300 says board members and staff have faced threats, abuse over COVID-19 plans

The president of the board for Algonquin-based School District 300 said employees and board members in the district have faced threats and abuse since the beginning of the school year. District 300 Board President Dr. David Scarpino began the board of education’s Tuesday meeting detailing the abuse and threats. Since the start of the school […]

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Hundreds of Algonquin-based District 300 students in quarantine after 48 test positive for COVID-19

School District 300, based in Algonquin, reported that hundreds of its students have had to quarantine after 48 students tested positive for COVID-19, including two who were hospitalized, since classes resumed this month. District 300, which has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, disclosed the information during a school board meeting on Tuesday. CUSD District […]