USD 320 sets mask mandate, exemptions allowed


The USD 320 Wamego School Board has put a mask mandate in place for the school year that starts next week.

Interim Superintendent Greg Mann tells KMAN the district board voted 4-3 to implement the mandate.

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The board did agree to allow exemptions to the mandate, similar to how exemptions are handled related to activities by the district. In a memo sent to staff this week, it’s classified as a “religious exemption” to mask mandates. The district sought advice from its legal counsel and are accepting the exemptions.

Mann says school boards are being put into a no-win situation with the mask issue.

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Classes begin on Aug 18th in USD 320.


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