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No mask mandate at Southwestern schools

Southwestern Consolidated Schools are readying a reopening plan for the upcoming school year.  It’s a plan that gives the option, but does not mandate wearing of masks.


Incoming Superintendent Curt Chase says a survey made it clear.  Parents want their child back in school.



Another majority in the survey….no masks.



Southwestern had implemented remote learning recently but had pulled back with limited participation.  Chase says there wasn’t much call to resume it just for for COVID-19.



So, it will be back to school for Southwestern students, on-time this fall.



Chase says there's no intention to send students home if a sibling is found to have COVID - 19.


Southwestern has no calendar changes.