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Kansas City, Kan. public schools will require masks for upcoming school year

KCKPS implements mask mandate for 2021-2022 school year
KCKPS implements mask mandate for 2021-2022 school year(KCKPS)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:59 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will require masks for all students, staff, parents, and visitors for the 2021-2022 school year. The school board approved the safety measure Tuesday night, among other precautions.

With classes returning to in-person learning, KCKPS is trying to limit the number of COVID-19 cases as the school year starts.

KCKPS School Board approves safety measures for the 2021-2022 school year. Included in the plan-- mask will be required...

Posted by Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Regardless of vaccination status, all students will be required to wear masks unless the student has specific health exemptions. Bandanas, vented or mesh masks, and face shields will not be permitted.

Visitation from parents or other visitors will be permitted, but visitors are encouraged to schedule ahead of time to limit outside interactions with students and staff.

It is not mandatory for students to participate in in-person learning. Students will also have the choice to enroll in “virtual learning” through Greenbush Education Service Center. Students and families will have to register for the program before the start of the school year.

KCKPS will require students attending the 2021-2022 school year to do so in-person. Families will have the choice to...

Posted by Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Find KCKPS’s complete “Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction” at kckps.org.

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