The board heard from more than 30 speakers Tuesday night, most who favor keeping the mask requirement.
Sam Wall covers Roanoke County and Salem.
The council is also discussing a change in the timing of the appointment of school board members.
The county’s two governing bodies are hopeful that a concrete plan for a new career and technology education center will be formalized by the end of the year.
The two area schools join numerous colleges throughout the state with the mandate.
School board chairman said the an earlier vote this week happened without legal consultation and could conflict with state law
The School Board passed a motion to make masks optional for students if Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin rolls back the state’s mask mandates for public schools.
Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chair Jason Peters tries to move forward in the face of adversity.
It includes funding for the school's carbon neutrality initiative.