BEMIDJI --The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will host a special meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the District Office Board Room, 502 Minnesota Ave. NW.

According to a release, the meeting will consist of public participation scheduled from 4 to 4:30, followed by a discussion of health and safety measures for the 2021-22 school year.

It's expected that the board will come to a decision regarding a mask requirement and vote on which of the four options will be effective for the upcoming school year.

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The meeting can be viewed on channels 90 and 590 on Paul Bunyan Television, channel 90 on MidCo and via YouTube livestream by accessing the Bemidji Area Schools YouTube channel.