The Central Valley School Board voted Monday morning to ease the school’s indoor mask restrictions for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
Reverting to rules in place when classes resumed in August, students able to socially distance 6 feet apart will no longer be required to wear face coverings during the day.
The board’s decision, reached on a split 5-2 vote, took effect Tuesday morning.
School Board member Gregg Saure proposed the change in the district’s mask policy, which previously required students to wear masks on buses and in classes throughout the school day.
Prior to the board vote, Saure told board members that the school district had the option to change its policy despite an ongoing mask mandate imposed by Traill County in November.
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