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Oklahoma school leader, governor to talk emergency order


August 11, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's public schools superintendent said Tuesday that she will meet this week with Gov. Kevin Stitt to discuss whether he will issue an emergency order, because of rising coronavirus cases, which would allow school districts to require masking.

Joy Hofmeister said she is not aware of any district implementing a mask mandate, which would violate a law banning school mask mandates signed by Stitt in May.

"We do have to abide by the law," Hofmeister said. "There could be changes if the governor chooses to return local control" to districts by declaring a state of e...

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