Sublette County school board receives pushback on mask vote

PINEDALE — Community members spoke out at its April meeting against the Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees’ March 11 vote to defy state public health orders mandating masks in schools when social distancing is not possible.

The trustees voted 4-2 to pass a motion in March eliminating school SMART Start Plans and replacing them with the minimum guidelines set out by the state.

The motion made an exception for public health orders on masks in schools and lifted those requirements for students and staff in the district.

Gov. Mark Gordon lifted the statewide mask mandate on Ma...


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