CROWLEY, Texas - Another North Texas school district is dropping is mask requirement.
The rule in the Crowley Independent School District, south of Fort Worth, expires on Thursday.
Crowley ISD is one of several Texas school districts that sued over Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates.
A district judge in Austin issued an order allowing the school districts to keep their temporary mask mandates in place.
Crowley ISD’s superintendent said moving forward, masks will be strongly encouraged but optional because the schools have seen a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases over the past six weeks.