The governor said he will turn over masking decisions to local school officials on Jan. 17.
An Easton Area School District bus went off the road around 8 a.m.
The driver and middle school students appear to have escaped serious injury but the bus ended up partially in Bushkill Creek.
The newcomers took the four open seats as a Democratic incumbent fell short.
Conflict and tension have ramped up at school board meetings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The State System of Higher Education has a plan to merge six of its 14 universities into two.