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Clark County School District board meeting gets heated over mask mandate

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 03:14:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Things got heated during the Clark County School District board meeting on Thursday evening. Mostly revolving around the district's mask mandate for students and staff.

Scroll down to watch the Clark County School District board meeting for Aug. 12, 2021, in full. To view the agenda click here.

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Students and staff in Clark County are required to wear face coverings inside school buildings and on buses, regardless of vaccination status, unless granted an exemption. This aligns with an emergency directive signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak last week as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation.

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Just yesterday, hundreds of CCSD parents protested the policy outside the school district's headquarters in an event organized by the Power2Parents Union. Many protestors saying they don't believe it’s up to elected officials or board trustees to interfere with how their children are raised.

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Meanwhile, pediatricians across the valley agree that masks aren’t 100% effective but say they believe masks do slow transmission, especially since children are more prone to touching their faces where the virus can enter their bodies.

Watch the Aug. 12 board meeting live below or in full after it's over: