(LEX 18) — The Kentucky Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday, August 12, where the board will consider implementing a statewide mask mandate for the state's public schools.
The mandate would last for 270 days, surpassing the Governor's 30-day executive order.
The meeting agenda was posted online Wednesday evening. The board noted the regulation as necessary "to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky public schools and prevent public school closures during the 2021-22 school year due to COVID-19."
The meeting will be held via TeleConference Thursday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m. A live stream will be set up here.