Following the expiration of Riley County’s mask ordinance Sunday night, the USD 384 Blue Valley school board has changed course on its district policy requiring masks on school property.
At a special meeting Monday, the board unanimously decided to make the wearing of masks and face coverings optional for the remainder of the school year. The last day of school is May 28.
In addition, the board voted to end the practice of taking temperatures upon entering a school building or bus. Other mitigation efforts including social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing will continue.
In other business Monday, the board accepted the resignation of social studies teacher Nate Holmes.