As expected, the Arab Board of Education approved the extension of universal masking through Oct. 1, at its meeting Monday night that was held at Arab Primary School.

The good news is the number of positive Covid 19 cases and quarantines is getting lower.

“We’re headed in the right direction,” said Superintendent Dr. Johnny Berry.

He said that after meeting with principals and staff, he felt it was in the best interest of the school system to extend the policy that requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a mask when inside any building on any campus in the district.

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Not long enough. Until 75% of the 5-11 students are vaccinated or until the end of the year. Absolute bare minimum.

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