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"The Williamson County Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday to require masks for students, staff and visitors at the elementary school level inside buildings and buses.
The decision came after an emotionally charged four-hour meeting with frequent disruptions by the anti-mask mandate crowd and tensions running high among all. A majority of people who observed the meeting were maskless and interjected their personal comments dozens of times throughout the meeting. Only one person was escorted out by Williamson County deputies, but dozens of anti-mask mandate parents followed in support.
WCS Superintendent Jason Golden recommended the policy since elementary age students are not eligible to be vaccinated. Masks will remain optional at middle and high schools, where most students are age 12 or above.
The new mandate takes effect Thursday (8/12/2021) and is set to end on September 21st unless the school board extends the mandate at their Sep. 20th meeting. . . ." per Anika Exum with the Tennessean.