Shawnee Mission School District Board Of Education Demands COVID Remask

A suburban sign of the times and even in suburban red state Kansas . . . There is no escaping the pandemic dress code.

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If a student tests positive or someone suspects they're positive due to symptoms, they're out five days and they must wear masks in school days six through 10.

The board also added a provision for when the schools come back from a long break. If the county reports an 8% positivity rate, masks come back on until they can figure out the school's rate, which needs to be below 3%.

The board heard from Shawnee Mission South senior Jack Shaw, who says the plan doesn’t go far enough with masks.

“I'd advocate for universal mandate, because I know that there are those that have to be at school,” Shaw said. “Unlike other things you don't just choose to be there, but I’ve had teachers who have been absent consistently, friends of mine who are immunocompromised, teachers who are immunocompromised.”

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Shawnee Mission approves new COVID-19 measures for schools

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - After taking no action last week, the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education approved its second semester COVID-19 mitigation plan Monday night. Right now, masks are mandatory for the next eight days or so after the positivity rate was more than 3% following winter break.