Yankton School Board Removes Mandatory Masking

Yankton School Board Removes Mandatory Masking

The Yankton School Board has voted four to one to end mandatory masking in the district, effective Wednesday. School Board President Dr. Jill Sternquist was the lone descending vote.

The issue of masking in the school district has been highly debated throughout the community.

Yankton School Board Member Terry Crandall has been in the Yankton community for forty-two years. He says masking has been one of the most controversial issues he has ever seen…

School Board Member Frani Kieffer says its time to get back to positives in our community, and not attacks…

The masking policy has the caveat that if returning to school five days after a positive case of COVID-19, wearing a mask is required for days six through ten.