October 17, 2021

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K-12 Council mandates masks for learners as situation for reopening

PROVIDENCE — College superintendents are relieved that someone in charge, in this case, the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, has issued a statewide order on the putting on of masks at university. 

Just after listening to 30 men and women testify Tuesday in favor of masks, the council unanimously mandated masks for all learners, despite advice from its lawyer that it didn’t have the authority and could face a legal problem from districts. 

“It was the proper factor to do,” stated Middletown Supt. Rosemarie Kraeger. “This is a bold selection.” 

Exactly where does this go away the Johnston faculty district, which voted very last week to make mask-donning voluntary? Supt. Bernard DiLullo Jr. isn’t guaranteed, saying he has to confer with his University Committee.     

“We’ll do what ever we will need to do to get young ones again in school,” he stated Wednesday. “The dilemma we’re all struggling with is we really do not have a dependable established of rules. That’s what we had final calendar year.”