Parents express opinions on masking; Northumberland to follow CDC plan

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

CLARAVILLE—The Northumberland school board on Monday, August 9, heard several comments from concerned parents as the first day of school rapidly approaches.

With Northumberland students gearing up for first day of classes on August 16, some parents voiced concerns about sending their kids back to school, citing rising cases of COVID-19 in nearby areas.

Middle school parent Tara Brent expressed her support for students fully returning to the classroom while also enforcing universal masking in school.

Kids want to be together and they’re willing to wear a mask to do so safely,” she said.

Brent cited the Northumberland County School’s mission statement and its emphasis on safety.

When a parent sends their child to school they’re passing on duty of care to school personnel. Duty of care means the schools must do everything reasonably possible to protect….

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