Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.
As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.
A school board meeting in Scottsdale was cut short after a group of attendees erupted in anger after being asked to wear masks.
Data from the US Department of Education, reveals that students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately affected by the practices.
Education leaders are worried that unsafe holiday gatherings could lead to a rise in COVID-19 transmissions and potential school closures
There have been 32 COVID-19 outbreaks in Maricopa County Schools with at least 130 known associated cases since August.
If passed, Prop 207 and Prop 208 are estimated to bring in "hundreds of millions" of extra funding dollars to K-12 schools and community colleges.