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SJSD passes new masking policy

The Board of Education at the St. Joseph School District passed a new district-wide masking policy Monday night.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 7:38 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2021 9:49 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Board of Education at the St. Joseph School District passed a new district-wide masking policy Monday night.

The new policy will not be a mask mandate district-wide, but will use a formula to determine if students and staff at a school will be required to mask up.

The new policy will look at the number of positive Covid cases and quarantines within a specific building. If that number is at or above seven percent of the student population of that school, masks will be made mandatory.

This is a similar policy to one that was recently enacted in the Savannah School District.

The final vote was 5-2 with board members Ken Reeder and Rick Gilmore opposed.

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