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Missouri Teachers and Students Gear Up for New School Year – and Second Year with COVID-19 Around

In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Missouri teachers and students are gearing up for a new school year – and a second academic year with COVID-19 around. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could approve later this year the vaccination for use in younger children. During Tuesday’s Missouri Board of Education meeting, state K-12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven (van-DEE-ven) says some districts are working to promote coronavirus vaccination clinics within schools.

In Missouri, health safety requirements are left up to local leaders to decide.


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