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Taylorville School District Drops Mask Mandate at Tuesday Night Board Meeting

The Taylorville School District Tuesday night dropped its mask mandate for students and staff, after the Joint Committee on Adminstrative Rules, a committee made up equally of Democrats and Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly that oversee executive orders, Tuesday afternoon said the Illinois Department of Public Health could not re-issue a previously expired mask mandate for Illinois schools.

 

School Board president Tricia Marberger made the announcement at the start of their regular monthly board meeting:

 

 

Taylorville School Superintendent Doctor Chris Dougherty told Regional Radio News she's relieved that the mask mandate is off:

 

 

Among a few members of the public in the audience was Mike Lawrence, a parent who was concerned that children who do continue to wear a mask don't get harrassed. 

 

 

Lawrence's comments were noted by school officials.

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