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Decision Coming Thursday On Masks In Logan Co. Schools

A decision could be announced Thursday regarding mask requirements in Logan County Schools.


The subject was on the Logan County Board of Education’s agenda on Tuesday, but the item was tabled until Thursday, August 19. Board Vice President Dr. Pat Joe White made this suggestion to see where the county was on the county alert map before the board made a decision.


In a Facebook post, Board President Jeremy Farley said he does not support a mask mandate, but an option for students and faculty to wear a mask at his or her choice.


Farley also wrote in the post that he supports returning to a normal, five-day school week and open all sports and extracurricular activity with no interruptions.


In the most recent meeting of the Board, Logan County Schools Superintendent Patricia Lucas said the county has enough masks and other PPE items to provide for students and employees in the event of a mandate or not. She said those items are continually ordered.


Lucas also confirmed that a virtual option will again be offered to students this year, but no virtual classes will be taught by Logan County teachers. Instead, the only virtual option for Logan County students will be the West Virginia Virtual School program.



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