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By Rick Boston
Staff Writer 

School Districts in Tug of War With Parents, State, Over Mask Mandates


September 16, 2021

School districts across the commonwealth continue to grapple with the fallout of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mask mandate.

The mandate, requiring all students and staff in public and private schools to wear face coverings went into effect on Sept. 7, setting off a wave of protests from some parents and students who say wearing a mask is a choice that should be made by them, not the government.

After the mandate was announced, Spring Cove, Claysburg-Kimmel, and Williamsburg Community school districts announced they would follow the state mandate, putting an earlier decision to make masks...

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