Masks will be required on Arab City Schools campuses for the remainder of the school year.

At the recent Arab Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Johnny Berry told the school board there were currently six positive Covid-19 cases in the district and 38 students were in quarantine including one staff member. 

“Most of these cases surfaced after spring break,” Berry said. “We’re going to continue wearing masks here. We think it has helped tremendously in our efforts to keep students in the classroom.”

Board member Dr. B.C. Maze applauded the local district’s efforts with the pandemic.

“I heard from a pediatrician in the county that he felt Arab had done the best job dealing with this. I appreciate everyone’s efforts,” he said.

Dr. Berry also thanked Assistant Superintendent Stacie Pace, who was in charge of coordinating the school’s actions with the virus, which involved cooperation from students, staff and parents.

“Not everyone was happy with every decision made, but I will tell you without hesitation that we’ve been fair and treated everyone the same,” he said.

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