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Washington Elementary students remain masked


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BESSEMER - Students at Washington Elementary school will remain masked, according to the decision of the Bessemer Area School Board on Tuesday.

The members decided to keep its elementary school mandate in place until further notice. The school board will re-evaluate the elementary mask mandate at each monthly board meeting.

"I think we got a good plan right now," said Superintendent Dan Niemi. "People are really compliant and we are being really vigilant on what we are doing."

The district is just being "cautious," Niemi said. The decision followed co...

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