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Masks back on table as parents address board


September 15, 2021

Benny Westcott

Parent Lori Martin speaks to the School Board Monday evening.

By Benny Westcott

Of The New Era

Just over two dozen unmasked individuals entered Sweet Home School Board meeting in the high school auditorium Monday, Sept. 13, despite being told at the door that they could not without masks, based on Gov. Kate Brown's mask mandate for K-12 school facilities.

Still, not heeding the words of administrators attempting to enforce the mandate, they entered the building, and several made public comments to the board.

"By mandate of the governor, who is actually superintendent of the schools as well, we are required to have masks on in the building," said Board...

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