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Wabash County School District to Vote on Mask Policy for Next School Year

Board members are set to hold a vote on the district's mask requirement police for the 2021-22 school year at the next school board meeting.

Posted: Jul 12, 2021 10:47 AM

Board members of Wabash Community Unit School District #348 (WCUSD) will soon hold a vote on the district's mask requirement policy for the upcoming school year.

WCUSD Superintendent Chuck Bleyer said Monday that the vote would be held at the next WCUSD School Board Meeting on July 19.

Supt. Bleyer said the vote would be held on July 19 for two reasons:

The CDC recently said that vaccinated students and teachers wouldn't need to wear masks in schools. Following that announcement, the Illinois State Board of Education said that mask-wearing rules would be left up to local districts for the upcoming school year.

Supt. Bleyer also said the vote was being held to clear up any confusion following the district's previously-announced stance on the matter.

Although Supt. Bleyer says district officials have previously stated that masks wouldn't be mandatory for the upcoming school year, Bleyer says he's been asked to bring the matter to an official vote during the next board meeting.

You can see Supt. Bleyer's full statement on the vote by clicking here.

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