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.
An official vote on whether to make masks optional will likely be held on June 14.
UPDATE: Volusia County School Board @volusiaschools moves to amend mandatory mask policy for staff and students. The move was met by screams in the crowd from some parents. Official vote will likely be June 14th. @news6wkmg— Molly Reed (@Mollyreednews) May 11, 2021
“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.
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.