Blue Valley school board meeting brings out supporters and opponents of mask rule

Several dozen people rallied outside Monday's Blue Valley board of education meeting, pushing for an end to the district's universal mask requirement. During public comments before the meeting, more than a dozen people spoke in support of keeping the mask rule in place. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Although the topic of mask rules was not on the agenda for Monday’s Blue Valley Board of Education meeting, that did little to stop the ongoing debate over the district’s requirement that everyone wear masks in all its facilities.

The discussion around the topic began even before the meeting did, as followers of the Facebook group “Mask Choice 4 Kids” held a rally outside the Blue Valley District Office one hour prior to the scheduled start to the board meeting.