Tyler ISD board votes 5-2 against mask mandate in district

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:48 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 10:27 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The school board of Tyler Independent School District met on Monday night to discuss whether or not to require masks for those in its schools.

Board member Artis Newsome requested the face covering item be on tonight’s board meeting agenda. Newsome said that he was most concerned about children 11 and under who do not have the option to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and are unprotected. The motion failed with a 5-2 vote.

Board President Wade Washmon stated that he does not support a mask mandate.

Supt. Crawford says district cases have been decreasing week to week.

During the public comment section, eleven people signed up to speak.

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