Blue Valley school board ends mask rule based on student absence rates

In a 5-2 vote, the Blue Valley Board of Education voted to rescind the current mask policy in all district facilities. File photo.

In a special meeting Friday afternoon, the Blue Valley school board voted to rescind the district’s current COVID-19 masking policy.

Why it matters: In February, the board created a policy that made masking optional in all Blue Valley schools until a building exceeded more than 10% absenteeism due to illness.