Bagley School Board Set to Discuss Whether to Take Further Action for Masking and Vaccinations

Bagley School Board Set to Discuss Whether to Take Further Action for Masking and Vaccinations

January 13, 2022 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Bagley, MN – The Bagley school board will meet on January 18th to discuss important events and decision for the school district in the new year. One topic that has been consistently brought up is what to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masking and vaccinations are two highly recommended ways of lowering the transmission and severity of the virus, as stated by the CDC in their guidelines. In the twin cities, where case rates are sky-rocketing because of the high population in the area, strict vaccination mandates are coming back into effect. People are now required to show proof of vaccine or a confirmed negative test result within 3 days of entering a restaurant. School districts in the metro area are also moving to distance learning. Superintendent of Bagley schools Eric Heise says that there are only two active cases in the Bagley district. He states that Bagley will continue in-person learning, unless the school board decides otherwise. However, after their January 3rd meeting, where no conclusion was met on whether to adopt a policy for masking and vaccinations, Heise states that the board is not in favor mandating masks.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the mandates and ongoing pandemic, activities and school will continue to move forward. Heise reports that the winter sports season has kept people busy, along with other after-school activities.

Organizations like the trap shooting team are still in development. The Bagley school district is also looking to fill job positions, all of which can be found on the district website at bagley.k12.mn.us.