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Texas school district has never required masks or distancing — and students are thriving: 'It's not that difficult if you really put the needs of kids first'

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Defying the 'experts'

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A rural school district in Texas defied the experts and orders from its government masters when it came to face masks and social distancing in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bowing to pressure, the district worked with parents to open schools in August without COVID restrictions or mandates — and by all accounts, the students are thriving.

What happened?

Peaster Independent School District has had no distancing, no required face masks, and no mandatory quarantines since school started last August, KTVT-TV reported Monday. The students have had a "100% normal school experience" this school year – nothing has been canceled and no one has been quarantined.

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