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Students in Knox County Schools will not be required to wear masks after May 26. The Knox County Board of Education voted to sunset the mask mandate during a regular meeting on Wednesday.The whole intent of the resolution is to get the community to the table,” said Daniel Watson, a board member representing the District 3.

The proposed resolution requested community involvement in the discussion of future agreements between schools and law enforcement, ultimately giving community members the opportunity to help make decisions about safety and security in schools

Key Takeaways:

  • At the same meeting, a resolution that would have added community members to a planned discussion related to police officers in schools failed to garner enough votes.
  • The proposed resolution underwent changes even before tonight’s meeting. One change from the original proposal is the language.
  • Another change is the removal of the reelection of subcommittees and task forces, instead, the board will hold a special called meeting in June and take action themselves.

"Here’s what we know about the decision to leave the police agreement with Knox County Schools and what will happen."

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