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The Brevard County School Board continued to discuss the district’s mask policy at a Tuesday night meeting, and one board member brought up the possibility of allowing Homecoming dances.

Under current policy enacted in August, traditional Homecoming dances are postponed indefinitely. School Board Vice Chair Matt Susin asked if it would be possible to lift the policy as COVID-19 cases slow in Brevard County.

School Board Chair Misty Belford expressed reservations, saying it would place a strain on administrators to plan Homecoming dances while meeting COVID-19 guidelines. Susin asked BPS Superintendent Mark Mullins if it would be possible for dances to be held before Christmas.

“I don’t want to give our kids unfair expectations,” Mullins said, but added that he would continue to discuss the possibility with district administration.

School Board member Katye Campbell, who along with Susin has consistently voted against the mask mandate this school year, placed the district’s mask mandate on the meeting’s agenda. She said during the meeting that because board members had not had time to review the official letter from the Florida Department of Education detailing the action the department would take against the board, she would postpone the bulk of her comments.

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