FCS meeting rescheduled again

Lingering controversy over mask wearing in schools has caused the Franklin Community Schools Board of Trustees to again reschedule their June meeting.

On Monday the board chose to cancel their meeting when un-masked members of the public refused to comply with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s mask mandate for schools.

On Wednesday the school district announced the meeting is being moved to July 12. This date change will put the next meeting after the end of the governor’s current mask mandate, which is set to expire June 30, assuming it is not extended.

“As a district, we want to hear from our stakeholders and the Governor’s Executive Order … was causing tension. By moving the meeting to July that tension will be removed,” said Robin Betts, spokesperson for the district.