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School District of Tomahawk Announces Face Mask Requirement, School Board to Hold Special Meeting

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The School District of Tomahawk will require students and staff to wear a face covering inside district buildings as the school year kicks off.

The requirement is in place through September, at which point it will be reevaluated.

According to an email sent to families in the district, the school implemented the requirement per the advice of the Lincoln County Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the CDC.

“We believe that placing in this mitigation tactic as we return to school, provides the best chance of maintaining in person learning, 5 days a week for the highest number of students,” the email read.

Since the email was sent, the Tomahawk School Board has called a special meeting for Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

That meeting will include a session closed to the public.

According to Wisconsin law, closed sessions can be called to discuss the employment, payment or performance of any public employee.

Following the closed session, the special meeting will include a discussion of the email which announced the mask requirement.

Lac du Flambeau Public Schools are also requiring face coverings inside school buildings. Most other schools in the area do not require masks at this time.

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