The Washington County School Board is considering mandating the use of face masks for students as they discussed feedback from a recent survey and reopening guidelines for the fall.

Board President David Stirland says the subject of masks has been divisive as their survey showed that parents prefer hand washing as a preferred method for safety over wearing masks.

District Superintendent Larry Bergeson pleaded that students wearing masks is perhaps the most important thing the district can do to ensure the highest safety and health precautions

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