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North Texas school district adds masks to dress code

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PARIS, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A northern Texas school district amended its school dress code to “protect students and employees.”

Paris ISD is the first district to amend its dress code, stating it does not go against Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order which prohibits masks mandates.

“Nothing in the Governor’s Executive Order 38 states he has suspended Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code, and therefore the Board has elected to amend its dress code consistent with its statutory authority,” Paris ISD announced on its website.

In May, Abbott signed an executive order prohibiting school districts and local governments to enact mask mandates.

In the past couple of weeks, school districts, county judges, and city officials from around Texas filed lawsuits against state leaders regarding mask mandates as COVID cases increase.

Weeks before classes started, Abbott threatened legal action against schools and local governments that issued mask mandates in early August.

However, judges have sided with some school districts and local governments by granting temporary restraining orders against Abbott.

Paris ISD’s statement did not specify what kind of mask will be incorporated to the dress code.

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