MACON — While a recent court decision ruled in favor of more than 700 parents, Meridian schools are being steadfast in continuing to comply with the mask mandates and COVID-19 mitigations.
Meridian Schools was not a named party in the lawsuit, hence the district’s insistence to continue the mandates and mitigations.
An appeal is imminent, according to claims from superintendent Andy Pygott. While that process continues, the district will continue with its current policies.
Students, staff, and visitors will continue wearing masks on school premises and on school buses.
“We understand the various viewpoints on this topic,” Pygott said in a statement Wednesday. “Our goal is to provide a safe, productive learning environment for all students and staff while remaining open for in-person instruction.”
This is also despite considerations by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to loosen COVID-19 restrictions, which include the mask mandates.
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