Yankton School Board Says No To Mandatory Masks

Yankton School Board Says No To Mandatory Masks

After an hour of testimony from Yankton School District parents and community members, the Yankton School Board has voted not to mandate masks this coming school year.

On a three to two vote, the School Board decided against a mask mandate, only recommending masks be worn by students when they return to classes later this month.

The school board listened to emotional testimony on both sides of the decisive issue on Monday night. Yankton School District parent Emily Becker urged the school board to pass a mask mandate…

Yankton School District parent Rachel Engel urged the district to not mandate masks…

The Yankton School Board will be nimble and will meet when needed to revisit the masking policy if and or when the COVID community spread gets worse.