Board Reaffirms Return To School Resolution

Several citizens took advantage of the public comment segment of the March 8 Minden Public Schools Board of Education March 8 meeting to share their opinions regarding the continuation of the district’s mask policy. Those who spoke encouraged the board to keep the district mask mandate in place through the remainder of the school year.

In his report to the board, Superintendent Jim Widdifield noted the district is approaching the anniversary of the district’s extended closure and move to remote learning due to COVID-19. He expressed pride and gratitude to school staff, administrators, parents, and students for their efforts and cooperation which has allowed the schools to provide in person learning and participate in activities this school year. Although the situation is still fluid, there are plans to hold prom and in person graduation at this time.

The board took action on reaffirming the Return to School Resolution and Policy 9121 President. The Return to School Resolution was originally adopted in August to allow the district to be fluid in response to the unprecedented situations resulting from the coronavirus pandemic while safeguarding the health and well-being of students, staff, and community. Reaffirming the resolution allows the district to continue issuing swift response to the ever changing situation.

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