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Perry schools announce improved safety measures

Perry County School District’s improved safety measures for the new school year include a new provision on backpacks. Starting this year, all students ranging from PreK-12 will be required to use clear backpacks. The Perry County School District will provide all students with a clear ba\ckpack, along with school supplies at the beginning of the year. Throughout the school year, supplies will be replenished as provided by the Perry County School District.

In addition to this, the Perry County School District has updated their mask policy for the upcoming school year. Effective immediately, masks will be optional for all students and staff throughout the district.

In a social media posting shared by the school district, it was outlined that “As a district, we will support the decision individual students and families make regarding the wearing or not wearing of face masks and ask that others be supportive of these choices as well.”

The update in masking came with a footnote, clarifying that the Perry County Board of Education could reinstate a masking policy, in accordance to rates of infectious disease. Also, schools will supply masks to students who requests them.

Uniforms will be required of students to wear daily, which include: collared polo shirts; navy, black, blue, or khaki pants; jackets, pullovers, and sweaters with no obscene language and/or illegal substances; and closed-toe shoes, with an emphasis on no Crocs or slides being permitted.