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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education looking to mandate masks in classrooms

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is looking to ensure that they are able to mandate masks in schools this fall. State Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley will ask the board of DESE to grant him authority to mandate masks for all public K-12 students, educators and staff through October 1 to ensure schools fully reopen safely and to provide time for more students and educators to get vaccinated.

MALDEN — There has been a lot of debate in local towns around the subject of masks in schools, but local governance might not ultimately be calling the shots.  …

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