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Duval Schools try to defuse tensions at School Board meetings

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School Board members listen to public comments during a meeting.

A resolution to “ensure views are heard and exchanged in a safe environment” appears on the Duval County School Board agenda.

The proposal — to be discussed among other issues at 6 p.m. Tuesday — reads in part, “The board will work with law enforcement to ensure a safe space for concerned residents and parents to discuss issues with board members in a peaceful manner and prevent violence.”

As schools around the country consider mask mandates and other pandemic procedures, meetings have sometimes become a battleground where anti and pro-maskers and school administration clash.

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