A special meeting of the Edwards County School board has been called to address new public health mandates regarding masks. The meeting is set for Monday Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the AGS Gymnasium.

In last month’s school board meeting, the board voted to end the mandatory mask mandate and make masks optional after a parade of teachers, health care professionals, and parents told the board masks were harming students more than helping prevent the spread of viral infections.