Allegheny Valley School District will require masks for everyone when school starts

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Masks will be mandatory in the Allegheny Valley School District when the new school year begins. The school board voted 7-2 Tuesday night to adopt the school district's health and safety plan. It requires all students, pre-kindergarten to grade 12, staff and visitors to wear masks in the buildings and
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Details of the policy are outlined on the Allegheny Valley School District's website: avsdweb.org.

Masks will be mandatory in the Allegheny Valley School District when the new school year begins.

The school board voted 7-2 Tuesday night to adopt the school district's health and safety plan.

It requires all students, pre-kindergarten to grade 12, staff and visitors to wear masks in the buildings and on buses.

The exceptions are during recess, lunchtime and during activities such as playing a musical instrument.

The buildings affected are Springdale Junior-Senior High School and Acmetonia Elementary School in Harmar.

Superintendent Patrick Graczyk said the policy could be changed or modified if advice from health care officials and government agencies change.

Voting in favor was board President Larry Pollick, David Buchman, James Gaschler, Joelle McFarland, Paula Jean Moretti, Stephen Puskar and Shawn Whalen.

Voting against were Kathleen Haas and Antonio Pollino.

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