After hearing opposing arguments on wearing masks from nearly 35 speakers Wednesday night, the Sparta School Board voted to reinstate board policy article 904, which states the wearing of masks is mandatory for staff and students.
The Tomah School Board tabled action on a proposed mask mandate and 14-day mandatory quarantine when a student or employee is identified as a close contact or any direct physical contact within six feet of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for a cumulative 15 minutes within a 24-hour period.
Mace Olson was just a little tentative as he embarked on his primary education career Wednesday. Mace, a pre-K student at Southside Elementary School in Sparta, got a comforting goodbye from his parents, Jim and Michelle.
The Spartan football team has been playing with their foot on the gas pedal and show no signs of slowing down. After a dominating win over arch-rival Tomah last week, the Spartans extended their winning streak to three games.
However, the Spartans will level up their competition in each of the remaining five weeks of play in the regular season, starting with a homecoming tilt with the MVC co-leaders, West Salem.
The Cashton Eagles are off to exactly the kind of start they envisioned coming into the season. While they won’t face any Scenic Bluffs title race implications in Week 5, they will get a strong non-conference test that can serve as another measuring stick of where they stand.