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Esko School Board divided on Covid

In a room packed full with nearly 40 parents and teachers, the Esko school board chose to not alter the district’s current Covid-19 mitigation strategies despite tense discussion between board members at their meeting Monday, Feb. 7.

As of Monday, students in the district are not required to wear masks to class or school events, regardless of vaccination status. It’s a new policy for students in elementary school, and the same policy that’s been in place for more highly vaccinated secondary students since the start of the school year.

According to superintendent Aaron Fischer, this creates a “...

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