OC Board of Education votes to support return to school without social distancing, masks
July 15, 2020
While school districts across California are choosing remote learning to start the school year, the Orange County Board of Education is going a different route. On Monday night, the conservative-leaning board voted on its own guidelines for schools: a return to the old ways, before the coronavirus pandemic.
That means on-campus instruction. No face masks. No keeping 6 feet apart.
The lone dissenting vote was Trustee Beckie Gomez, also the only board member to wear a mask during the meeting.