Fayette County Public Schools still working on mask policy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Fayette County Schools starts in 13 days. The district has not made a decision yet on if masks will be required for students.

Parents and grandparents have mixed reactions. Some say they feel universal masking is the best way to protect everybody and make sure that students are in the classroom for as much as possible, and not having to worry about quarantines or going back to virtual learning.

Other parents say they don’t want their child to wear a mask. They say they’re a distraction and say they should be able to make the decision for their child.

Several school districts across Kentucky have already released their mask policies for the upcoming year and while they recommend masks, they are not requiring them. Those include districts like Carter County and Warren County.

Meanwhile, the largest district in the state, Jefferson County, voted this week to require universal masking.

We’re still waiting for official policies from Fayette County schools. The district said Thursday they are committed to welcoming everyone back to school in-person. They say they are still finalizing specific health and safety guidelines and will release them when they are finished.

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