Benton school district makes masks optional for upcoming school year

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BENTON, Ark. — The Benton School District announced via Facebook that they will make masks optional for all students and staff for the upcoming school year.

In the post, they said that the district purchased air purifiers for all classrooms in the district to help as students come back to school.

They said that they will continue to follow the guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Education.

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