Alva schools set mask policies and more

 

August 2, 2020

Marione Martin

Alva School Board President Jane McDermott turns to face administrators and staff attending the special board meeting Wednesday. On behalf of the board she thanked them and all who have worked on protocols for returning to school. From left are McDermott, board member Shane Hansen and Superintendent Tim Argo. The meeting was held in the high school library to allow for social distancing.

When in-person classes begin Aug. 13 in the Alva Public Schools, students will probably be required to wear face masks. The criteria for face masks and other restrictions will be based on the color coding of the Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System reported each Friday by the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSHD). That website is coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

In a special meeting Wednesday, Alva Board of Education members wearing masks approved policies and plans meant to protect students and staff while allowing students to learn and socialize. Board President Jane McDermott thanked Superintenden...



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