JENKS, Okla. — The Jenks Public Schools Board of Education called a special meeting for Thursday to vote on a temporary mask requirement.
The board voted unanimously to approve the requirement in the district, which includes an opt-out option.
The temporary mask requirement applies to students, staff and faculty, as well as visitors inside any JPS facility.
Oklahoma law currently states that school boards cannot implement mask mandates. However, that law is essentially on hold because of a temporary injunction recently issued by an Oklahoma court.
Right now, Tulsa Public Schools requires its students, staff, and faculty to wear masks inside the district's buildings. TPS Superintendent Gist said a large part of the decision is due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the metro area.
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