WATCH: Roanoke County Schools holds special meeting about district mask policy

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The Roanoke County School Board has called a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday to “have further discussion, clarify, and reconsider the motion passed on January 4 regarding mask requirements and adherence to public health guidance,” according to a district spokesman.

The special meeting will be streamed here and will begin with a closed session.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Roanoke County School Board passed a motion for masks to be optional for students if Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin cancels the state’s mask-related public health order, according to Director of Community Relations Chuck Lionberger.

The motion was proposed by Windsor Hills District Representative Cheryl Facciani and the board passed it Tuesday night.

The motion passed 3-2.

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