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By LuAnn Schindler

New school supplies: Mask mandates

Parents address face coverings during Summerland board meeting


October 15, 2020

LuAnn Schindler

Policy discussion • Three district patrons, including Dustin Wright, Sara Lemburg and Seth Anson, question Summerland School's mask policy during Monday's board of education meeting.

Are masks giving people a false sense of security?

The question was posed to Summerland School Board of Education members during its Oct. 12 meeting in Clearwater.

During public participation, three district patrons offered comments, asking questions about the school mandate, which requires students in all grades to wear masks during the school day.

The mandate went into effect Sept. 28.

Sara Lemburg asked the board to be "objective and practical."

She acknowledged COVID-19 is a dangerous virus.

"It isn't the first and it won't be the last, which makes how we handle it all the more importan...

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