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Esko board raises substitute pay, reacts to federal mandate

Like many school district officials across the region and state, Esko school board members adopted a policy this week requiring all district employees to either be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks and test weekly.

Board members did not have much of a decision on whether or not to adopt the policy on Monday, as it is proposed to be mandated through the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, meaning the district could be fined for not being in compliance.

“To everyone listening, I wish I had something else to say besides we are required to do this by today,” said s...

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