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Don't pitch those masks, yet. Students still need them in Duval schools

 Kindergarten students work at their desks at Blanco Vista Elementary School in San Marcos on Aug. 23, 2021.
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Kindergarten students work at their desks at Blanco Vista Elementary School in San Marcos on Aug. 23, 2021.

The Duval County School Board is holding firm on its mask mandate. But, on the advice of attorneys, the board chose Monday to keep its discussion outside public view.

The Duval County School Board is holding firm on its mask mandate.

On Monday, the board met to go over criteria used to measure if the mandate should stay in effect and discuss potential changes.

But based on advice from the Office of General Counsel — that the school board is involved in multiple lawsuits regarding its existing mask policy — the board opted not to discuss details during a public meeting until its own litigation team was more informed.

Read the rest of the story at WJCT News partner The Times-Union.

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