School board approves applying for mask variance

TORRINGTON – Tuesday night, March 30, the Goshen County School District board met for a special meeting and work session in the high school auditorium. During the meeting, the GCSD board approved to have County Health Officer Dr. Ted Church apply to the state for a variance of the statewide mask mandate for schools.

The mask variance agenda item prompted a high turnout of parents, community members and students. The board considered approving applying for a face coverings variance for the remainder of the school year after hearing arguments from the public for and against a variance.

The board voted 5-4 in favor of the mask variance.

The motion passed, but Board Chairman Mark Jespersen reminded the public this would not go into effect until the variance is approved by the Goshen County Health Officer, Church, and the Wyoming State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist.

See more in Friday’s issue of the Telegram.


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