Lee County schools prepare to enforce mask mandate on campuses

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A mask mandate that infuriated parents is set to go into effect at schools within The School District of Lee County Wednesday.

Monday, dozens showed up to the Lee County School Board meeting to shout down Interim Superintendent Ken Savage, who issued the order. Several people were kicked out of the meeting, and others fought with each other.

A district spokesman told us Tuesday there are certain levels of enforcement expected once the mandate is in effect. First, school staff will offer masks to students who are not wearing them. If the students refuses to put it on, staff will bring in his or her parents. If that doesn’t work, the District will discipline the student in a way still to be determined.

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