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Oklahoma added to list of states being investigated by U.S. Department of Education for ban on masks in schools, other states are Iowa, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah

On Monday it was announced that the U.S. Department of Education would be launching an investigation into the laws in Oklahoma that ban mask mandates in schools.

Now Oklahoma is one of five states facing investigation into their laws.

A letter was sent to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister Monday informing her of the investigation being opened.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

The details say the investigation will look at if whether Oklahoma is stopping districts from thinking about or meeting the needs of students who have disabilities by banning universal facemask requirements in schools.

The letter was signed by Suzanne B. Goldberg, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.

The other states to receive letters include Iowa, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.

States that have not had investigations are Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Arizona because their mask bans were overturned in court or are simply not being enforced.



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