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Marion County School District is responding to parents’ concerns as some members of the Mullins community request a meeting regarding COVID-19 safety.


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MULLINS, SC – The Marion County School District provided an update on the new COVID-19 guidelines on Wednesday as some community members share their safety concerns.

“The district continues to strongly encourage the wearing of masks for our staff, students and families and is fortunate to have a high level of participation among our students and staff who choose to wear masks in our school buildings.” , according to a statement. “We are also asking families to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and DHEC, monitor students for symptoms and if students are not feeling well, please keep them at home.”

However, Mikko Pickett, a Mullins resident, said she was organizing a petition demanding a meeting with the local school board to hear parents’ concerns.

“We know they’re transparent and show us the numbers and give us what DHEC says, but we want them to know what parents are saying and what grandparents are going through,” Pickett said. “We believe that a lot of the decisions that are made are not really made in the best interests of the children.”

Gwen McFarland said her daughter attended Mullins High School and was concerned about safety.

“I’m panicking,” McFarland said. “She is scared because they have increasing numbers and people are being sent home. I don’t see how she focuses on school and tries to focus on safety.

Daniel E. Murphy