Bessemer lifts mask mandate at elementary school
February 25, 2022
By CHARITY SMITH
BESSEMER - For the first time in nearly two years students and staff at Washington Elementary School are free to be in the classroom and move about the building without a face covering. The Bessemer school board unanimously voted to terminate the face-mask mandate at the elementary school during its meeting on Wednesday.
Superintendent Dan Niemi said he discussed the issue with elementary principal Mark Switzer, and other staff members and they all felt it was time to make the change.
The school is now under the same policy as the high school, w...