Parent concerns: mask mandates and school closures

Mask mandates continued to be a concern for the parents who addressed the Union County Board of Education at the September 9 meeting.
The closure of the system within a month of the opening apparently rekindled the fear of a mandatory mask mandate. Mask wearing has been and remains to be optional. But Dr. Jimmy Carter, Director of Schools, did alert the board to the fact that the policies regarding the pandemic were under review.

Masks optional for summer school

Masks will be optional for Union County Summer School. Union County Board of Education approved the TSBA-recommended policy for mask wearing in public schools at the May board meeting.
According to Dr. Jimmy Carter, director of schools, summer school will have about eight students per class, which will allow for social distancing. The policy will be reviewed at the July board meeting to decide on the policy for the regular opening of school in August.