As students start to head back to the classroom, the mask debate continues.
The California Department of Public Health will require all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask indoors when returning to school this fall. However, students do not need to wear a mask outdoors.
This sparked debate in two board meetings on Tuesday night. The Rosedale Union School District held a meeting at 4 pm. and the Panama Buena Vista School District held one at 7 pm.
While some believe the mask will keep them safe when returning to the campus, others believe masks will pose other mental and physical health risks.
Some believe masking should be a choice, while others believe it should be mandatory.
Those who believe in mask choice are asking board members to send a resolution to the state demanding local control.
The California Department of Public Health will re-evaluate mask mandates in schools no later than November 1st.