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School board work session Monday

The Gloucester County School Board decided last week to cancel its previously announced Aug. 19 meeting and scheduled a work session for 6 p.m. Monday at the T.C. Walker Education Center.

The agenda for Monday’s meeting includes rescinding of the board’s resolution regarding the use of restroom facilities in alignment with the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. It also includes a closed session for the discussion of personnel matters.

Masking and physical distancing will be required for all in attendance. Citizens who refuse to comply will be asked to leave, a notice said. Public comments will not be heard at this work session.

Regarding the Aug. 19 meeting scheduled to consider a possible mask mandate for the coming school year, the meeting was canceled last Thursday in response to a state public emergency order.

The order, issued by the state health commissioner, requires all persons ages two and older to wear masks indoors at public and private K-12 schools in...

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