Wakefield-Marenisco board encourages mask use in school


August 19, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe MEMBERS OF the Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education commune during their regular Monday evening meeting in the school's life skills room. Clockwise from right are school board members Brandon Yuchasz, Mike Yon, Micki Sorensen, Stacie Rooni, president Brad Dalbec, superintendent Jason Gustafson, board members Marsha Vestich and Kim Zeckovich, and musiness manager Tina Trevarthen.

WAKEFIELD - Unless advisories from health officials change, masks are a must on buses but only encouraged on school property for students in the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School.

The 5-2 vote by the district's Board of Education on Monday evening was for a motion that states, specifically, that masks on school property will be "highly recommended, but not required" regardless of vaccination status, with the action contingent on continuing advisories from regional, state and national health officials.

Board members did not include the issue of buses in the vote because Superintendent Jason Gu...

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