Parents attending TPS elementary open house support masks in class

Following Gov. Mike DeWine’s urging for all schools to have students and faculty mask up and protect themselves from the COVID-19 delta variant, parents at one Toledo Public School echo support of masks in class.

The Toledo Public School district is requiring all students, faculty and staff to wear masks during class. On Tuesday, TPS elementary schools hosted an open house for families and teachers to meet and greet before the school year kicks off.

At Sherman Elementary, the cafeteria was full of guardians, students and staff. Yet, according to CDC guidelines, everyone for the most part was safe. The school’s principal, Kelli Williams-Payne, is in her fifth year at Sherman and said with a smile that there had been almost no pushback when it came to masks.

While guardians spoke with teachers about the year ahead, it seemed as though everyone was in good spirits and just ready to get to start classes. TPS mother Shavon Taylor said she won’t complain about how the school year will start.

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