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State law limits what COVID-19 safety protocols SC school boards can implement – Valley Stream, New York

Valley Stream, New York 2021-08-04 13:19:37 –

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Columbia, South Carolina (WSPA) — Schools throughout South Carolina are starting a new school year without masks or vaccination requirements.

There are still other COVID-19 safety protocols to protect your child. Your local school board plays a pretty big role in making this decision, but some decisions are out of their control.

The South Carolina Board of Education (SCSBA) said the situation for COVID-19 was a bit different than last year, but the district knows more about the virus, vaccines are readily available, and from state legislators. I am facing a limit.

“That’s the reality we’re living in right now,” said Executive Director Scott Price.

When the South Carolina State House passed this year’s budget, they included a proviso that they would withdraw state funding from the school district if they conducted a mask mandate.

“Some may argue that there is a loophole. This depends on whether you use this fund or the fund. The legislature’s intentions are clear and at school. Mask requirements cannot be enforced or enforced. ”

Governor Henry McMaster reiterates that it is the parent’s responsibility to decide whether or not a child wears a mask at school. According to Price, SCSBA strongly recommends the use of masks in schools.

According to Price, almost every school district does this and approves a variety of safety measures.

He said, “We have seen things like limiting the number of visitors and maintaining hygiene. Some of the plexiglass is gone, and there is a clear possibility that quarantine and quarantine practices will be enforced. I have.”

Price said making decisions on a locally elected school board is important to the success of the school year. He said, “Regional decision-making is what we strongly support, because during a pandemic, everyone is so different that one size cannot accommodate all. is.”

Last year, the State Department of Health reported nearly 19,000 cases of COVID-19 reported between South Carolina public and private school staff and students.

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