Newberry Co. School District 30 day mask mandate to be reconsidered

Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 2:52 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2021 at 7:08 PM EDT
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NEWBERRY, S.C. (WIS) - Monday night Newberry County School District Board of Trustees voted to enforce a mask mandate for all students and staff, effective immediately.

On Tuesday, the district announced they will not enforce a mandatory mask requirement for students.

In a statement released by the district, it states:

“Because this matter was not on the agenda for discussion and action, the Board has called a special meeting for Monday, August 30 beginning at 7:00 pm, where this matter will be reconsidered following the opportunity for public forum.”

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Parents wishing to participate in the public forum, must complete the Public Participation Request on the district’s website prior to 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

The district continues to strongly encourage that masks be worn by students and staff to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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