16.7% of students opt-out of wearing masks at Seminole County schools

10,332 students have opt-out from wearing masks in the district

Seminole County Public Schools is set to vote on a new superintendent at a school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Seminole County Public Schools is set to vote on a new superintendent at a school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (pixabay.com)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County Public Schools report 16.7% of students have opted out of wearing masks in class.

School officials report 10,332 students have opted out of wearing face-coverings.

The district requires a student to wear a mask for the first 30 days of school unless a parent sends a written note asking for their child to opt out of the policy.

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SCPS reports there have been 84 cases of coronavirus in the district in the last ten days.

Orange County also requires masks for students, but a parent can have their child opt-out of the policy.

Marion County schools said the district will enact a mask mandate with an opt-out option.


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