Masks now optional in Allen schools
Published 2:07 pm Wednesday, October 27, 2021
“We hope this is forever and hopefully we will never have to mandate masks in our schools again,” Reed said. “The COVID numbers will dictate that.”
The number of COVID cases in Allen Parish schools are continuing to decline, he said.
“The schools have gotten better and better,” he said. “We’ve had very few cases in the last three or four weeks.”
School officials are hoping to welcome back students whose parents chose to move them to homeschooling because of the mask mandate.
“We welcome students in our school anytime,” Reed said, adding that some parents may wait to return their students to public schools. “If things continue to go well, we will meet with parents about their child’s future.”
He encourages all students who are feeling well to continue to attend school in-person daily.
“If your children are feeling well, I want to encourage you to have kids in school,” he said. “We have a lot to cover and a lot to make up and things to cover with students.”