The school board will re-examine the issue and vote again at the next board meeting on Sept. 20.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – The Washington School District is mandating masks for the first few weeks of school.

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The school board voted 7-2 to require masks for all K-12 classrooms and indoor school activities until they can re-examine the issue and vote again at the next voting board meeting on Sept. 20.

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The district says several teachers and board members on Monday’s Zoom call expressed concern about safety while a couple said mask-wearing should be the parent’s choice.

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Classes for the Washington School District start on Aug. 30.