ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A discussion to make face masks optional in Orange County Public Schools is underway.
A school district proposal would make face coverings optional for all students, staff and visitors.
On Tuesday, the school board discussed the potential changes with the Medical Advisory Committee and Orange County Health Department during the work session that lasted more than three hours.
The work session was the first step.
The district knows some families won’t feel comfortable with any changes, so officials want the board to decide on any changes before July 30, the final enrollment day for Orange County Virtual School.
The board decided to keep the proposed policy in play without changes, so it can stay on track and get public comment on June 17.
Osceola County Schools also just voted to make masks optional starting July 1.
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