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Okmulgee Public Schools not requiring masks after mistaken letter sent to parents

Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 16:44:19-04

OKMULGEE, Okla. — Okmulgee Public Schools mistakenly sent a letter to parents on Friday saying the district would be requiring masks on buses and inside school buildings.

In a letter to parents on Friday, Okmulgee Superintendent Renee Dove said safety is the district's first priority.

"Every decision we make in this district will be based on what is best for our students and employees using current data and scientific evidence," Dove says.

"Thank you so much for working with us through this time. I will update parents weekly concerning the mask requirement."

However, Dove clarified on Wednesday that the letter sent to parents had errors in it and was meant to only encourage mask-wearing as opposed to requiring it.

>> See the Okmulgee Public Schools Return to Learn plan here.

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