FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Monday night, Franklin County School Board made the decision to change their masking policy.
Effective immediately, masks will be parent choice if students will wear them in schools or not.
The motion passed in a 5-3 vote.
Many board members cited Senate Bill 739 which passed in Virginia’s House on Monday. The bill would eliminate mask mandates at schools.
“Regarding masking as it pertains to COVID-19 mitigation strategies, that we return the choice for masking of the individual students to the parent, effective tomorrow,” said school board member, Dr. Kevin David.