Dr. Jason Franks speaks to the Magnolia School Board on Monday about the local COVID-19 situation.

The Magnolia School board met Monday for its regular meeting.

Highlights included:

- Board discussed an updated mask policy related to COVID-19. The policy was approved at the September meeting, but the statistics have met the rates to allow, at least temporarily, the removal of the mask mandate.

“There has been a slow and steady decline in the percent positivity rate,” Dr. Jason Franks told the board. “The rolling (infection) average has fallen below the threshold of 8 percent.”

However, quarantine protocols still remain the same.

-- Board approved fuel bid from Larry Price Oil at .495 over rack price.

-- Board approved changes to the master plan which would include a new first and second grade building to be built where the existing third grade building is located at East Side Elementary School.

-- Board was told the school board member zones are in the process of being redrawn.

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