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Fowler school board met Monday and had further discussion about COVID-19

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

The Fowler School District R4J hosted its monthly school board meeting on Monday at the district office.

There was further discussion about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon the district. Superintendent Alfie Lotrich submitted a pair of variances for the number of people that would allowed in the junior and senior high school gyms. However, both of those variances were rejected.

There was also discussion on the mask mandate. Lotrich had been in contact with Gov. Jared Polis’ office, the state public health department, the state education department and Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool concerning athletes with a medical condition. That variance was also denied.

Because spectators are not allowed in the gym, Lotrich said the games will be broadcast. The district has purchased two high definition cameras to live stream the games through the NFHS web site. That allows spectators to watch games without having to pay for them because the district paid for a subscription for all involved. This subscription, however, does not include postseason games.

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Mamie M. Arndt