Johnson County schools’ mask rules are changing — see where your district stands

Starting Monday, masks will be optional in both the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts. Masks have already been optional in USD 232 in De Soto for the past month. Shawnee Mission still requires masks at all grade levels but plans to make masking optional for middle and high schools in January. Above, a classroom in Blue Valley West High School. File image.

Starting Monday, Nov. 29, high school students in both the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts will not be required to wear masks to school. 

School boards in both districts earlier this month voted to ease mask rules in buildings that serve older students, but universal masking will remain in place for elementary and middle schools, per a countywide health order.