MIDLAND, Michigan – Midland Adams Elementary School on Adams Drive leads the state of Michigan in new cases of the K-12 coronavirus, according to new figures released by the Department of Health and Human Rights. Michigan Social Services. The school has reported 23 cases of COVID-19.
These cases are what prompted Superintendent Michael Sharrow to change the district’s mask policies late last month. The district announced the changes on August 28. All K-6 students are now required to wear masks indoors at all times except during lunch, and masks will be highly recommended outdoors.
Mr Sharrow reportedly made the decision to change the district’s mask policy after speaking with Midland County Public Health Department Director Fred Yanoski and every member of the school board.
The decision effectively caused administrative staff and the school district board of directors to face the brunt of angry parents over what has become a political hot potato. Concerned parents from the district gathered in front of the MPS administration building last Wednesday to protest recent policy changes.
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