During a special trustee meeting on Tuesday, the Farmersville ISD board voted to allow wearing masks an option for both students and staff. The change became effective Wednesday, May 12.
Superintendent Micheal French said the decision to consider the measure was due to several factors.
“We’ve had a lot of feedback from parents asking us to relax the mask requirement,” said French. “Many of our staff are fully vaccinated as well and we’re seeing other districts adopt a similar policy.”
During the meeting, trustees voted to purchase property at the northeast corner of Hwy 78 and McKinney Street. The site is currently occupied by the vacant Feagins Supermarket and a former motor bank.
After renovations, the buildings will house the district’s engineering and robotics curriculum and special education offices. The acquisition cost was approximately $810,000 and French said about $300,000 to $500,000 will be necessary for remodeling and updates.
For more on the special meeting see the next edition of The Farmersville Times.
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