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At the school board meeting Wednesday, school administration relayed information about what their policy is for altercations on the campuses.

MARICOPA — The Maricopa Unified School District could be the latest district to institute a mask mandate should the school board approve recommended protocol changes.

There will also be an update on the land purchase for the new high school during the Governing Board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to the meeting agenda, district administration recommends the board require masks be worn on school buses and inside school and district buildings.

The Arizona School Boards Association recommended multiple policy updates, which the MUSD board will vote on for approval.

During the last board meeting on Aug. 11, the board voted for protocols that left the decision to mask students up to the individual families.

Board President Ben Owens expressed at that meeting that he would support a mask mandate, but the other board members said they wouldn’t.


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