Volusia Schools to hold emergency meeting Thursday to discuss mask mandate

DELAND, Fla. — Volusia County Schools announced it will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss its mandatory face-covering policy.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the administrative complex at 200 N. Clara Avenue in DeLand.

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Officials said the meeting will be open to the public.

Volusia County school board members voted Wednesday for a temporary mandatory mask mandate for all students.

School leaders said their decision came down to health and safety.

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Some parents at the last meeting were not happy with the decision with some chanting “no more masks” at the gathering.

The school board made its face mask mandate temporary while Tallahassee deals with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order.

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Last week, a judge ruled that DeSnaits’ order to make masks optional, was unconstitutional.

Channel 9 will have continuing coverage of the meeting on Eyewitness News.

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