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CLARKSBURG, Mass.  The Northern Berkshire School Union voted to mandate the wearing of masks inside school buildings for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to start the school year.

These votes were taken in the Clarksburg, Florida, Rowe, and Savoy school districts during their respective August meetings.
These votes were prior to Tuesday morning's vote by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to authorize the education commissioner to mandate masks in light of rising COVID-19 cases in the past month.
The NBSU did make some changes from the 2020-21 school year in regard to COVID-19 precautions and although the schools will maintain the mask mandate, social distancing will not be required, masks will not be required outdoors, and previous travel restrictions have been rescinded.
All NBSU districts begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 25.  It will be a half day in Clarksburg, Florida, and Rowe with an 11:30 a.m. student dismissal time in Clarksburg and Florida. Rowe dismisses at 12:30 p.m. Savoy has a full day of school on Wednesday.