Volusia Schools one step closer to making masks optional

Official vote will likely be held on June 14

Volusia Schools one step closer to making masks optional
Volusia Schools one step closer to making masks optional

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – The Volusia County School Board took another step toward making masks optional on Tuesday night.

The latest move was announced at a school board meeting.

[RELATED: Masks will be optional at Lake County schools starting this summer]

An official vote on whether to make masks optional will likely be held on June 14.

“Some kids need to be protected by being unmasked,” a mother said at the Volusia County School Board meeting on Tuesday.

On Monday, Lake County Schools announced masks are not required on campus starting in the summer.

[RELATED: UCF no longer requiring masks on campus effective immediately]

The University of Central Florida also announced masks are no longer required, but that face coverings will be encouraged.

School mask policies were also discussed in Brevard and Seminole counties on Tuesday night.

“The state of emergency is over in this state and county, yet it lives in Seminole County Public Schools,” a parent said at the meeting in Seminole County.

Seminole County said an official vote on a mask policy will be held at the end of June.


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