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Westside Community School Board holds final meeting before classes start

Posted at 11:02 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 00:02:50-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — District 66 students start back to school Tuesday with elementary classes split in half and middle and high school students splitting up so they attend just one day a week in-person for the first three weeks.

Monday night’s meeting addressed the district's recent change to not allow gaiters as a face covering.

“We referenced gaiters, the mask that we had added to our policy, and there was a study that gaiters are not sufficient face coverings, they actually cause more harm than good, so we had to make that adjustment to our policy in order to practice and adhere to expert medical advice,” said Westside Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas.

Students with last names that start with letters at the beginning of the alphabet will begin classes tomorrow.