Several Sparta Area School District community members and parents came out to speak at this week’s school board meeting regarding requirements for masking during the upcoming school year. The topic has been one of much debate as many individuals are split on one side of the issue or the other.
After much deliberation, the motion to keep masking of staff and students optional at this time was made by James Rasmussen and seconded by Heidi Prestwood.
The motion was carried with Josh Lydon, Eric Solberg, Rasmussen and Prestwood in favor and Nancy Sikorsky, Ed Lukasek and Colin Burns-Gilbert opposed.
See more on the subject in next Monday’s edition of the Herald.