IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls District 91 School Board of Trustees meeting became heated Tuesday afternoon during a discussion on masks.
The board spoke about bringing all students back to school five days a week rather than the current schedule of meeting in-person Monday through Thursday. The topic then turned to masks.
“The CDC is recommending that all phases of schools reopening, no matter what the community transmission is like, (is) to continue masking so you can stay in school,” Board of Trustees Chair Lara Hill said. “If our goal is to educate our children in our district and keep them in school now for five days a week, which I think is fantastic, then I believe masking universally where you cannot maintain social distancing needs to happen.”