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DD2 board delays decision on mask mandate

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:33 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 11:21 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester District Two’s school board delayed making a decision on a district-wide mask mandate Monday night.

Monday’s meeting ended without a definitive stance on masks, instead the board voted 7-0 to ask the superintendent to continue looking at the legal options regarding masks for next week’s meeting.

Prior to the decision to seek more information on legal options, the board unanimously voted on a resolution directed at the governor and the state general assembly.

The board approved a resolution asking Gov. Henry McMaster and the general assembly to repeal the proviso in the state budget that prevents them from making a mask mandate. The resolution passed 6-0.

Monday’s other agenda item for the meeting as a vote to censure board member Barbara Crosby.

The board approved the motion to censure Crosby 6-0 on Monday. Crosby was not in attendance for the meeting because of a family medical emergency, though she would join by phone following the executive session.

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