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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. − During Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, the controversial mask policy was addressed but only by public speakers.

“I think that I’m speaking on behalf of the parents, educators, students and the families of Putnam County and I say that because of the number of calls I received from parents and from educators across about concern for their students,” said WVEA President Dale Lee.

“When you have a policy that will say over 300 students at Hurricane High School will have to have COVID before you start any of the masks mandates, you already have a huge spread then and that’s just putting kids at risks,” Lee said. “I wanted to ask them to rescind that policy.”

Board of Education President Rob Cunningham has no plans of revoking the policy or making adjustments.

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