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Wicomico school board announces date and venue for rescheduled meeting

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The Wicomico County Board of Education has announced a new meeting date and location for the postponed Sept. 14 meeting.

The rescheduled meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Wicomico High School Auditorium. It will immediately begin in open session as the board already met in closed session.

The open portion of the Sept. 14 meeting was postponed after dozens of parents showed up to protest the district’s mask requirements.

The parents also expressed frustration that the board intended to only allow five people at a time into the meeting room during public comment.

Parents protest Wicomico County public schools’ mask mandate on Sept. 14 along Long Avenue and East William Street.

The mostly maskless group of parents was informed that if they would not wear masks or abide by the meeting procedures, the meeting would be postponed.

The parents expressed support for the postponement. Many in the group requested a larger venue and different time for the meeting.

According to a news release from Wicomico County public schools, the new meeting venue will allow the public and staff to attend and observe social distancing guidelines.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service