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Six Kansas Elementary Schools Reinstate Mask Policies Out of An “Abundance of Caution” for Other Illnesses


For the parents who never fought the corrupt school systems to unmask their children, what did they expect was going to happen? 

COVID-19 face mask policies laid the groundwork for the same excuses to mask schoolchildren for any illness the tyrants claim is dangerous. 

Until parents say enough is enough or pull their children out of the school system, masks will never completely go away.

Abusive school officials will keep attempting to reinstate these immoral, unscientific policies.

Shawnee Mission School District (Kansas) is where this reportedly occurred this week. 

Six elementary schools in the district on Monday reinstated mask policies, according to officials.

The six schools all surpassed the district’s 5% threshold of overall student absence rates related to illness, Chief Communications Officer David Smith told the Post via email.

KCUR reported:

The schools impacted are all elementary schools, including:

  • Arrowhead
  • East Antioch
  • Highlands
  • Pawnee
  • Rosehill
  • Sunflower

Smith said parent reports from the impacted schools show a gastrointestinal illness and influenza are circulating, prompting elevated rates of student absenteeism.
It remains unclear how many, if any, students at these schools may have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Smith said, so the move to masking is being done out of an “abundance of caution.”

Shawnee Mission’s online COVID-19 dashboard shows there are just 10 active reported exclusions for students districtwide as of April 4.

The Shawnee Mission school board updated the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan that included the new thresholds for when to bring masks back at individual schools at its Feb. 14 meeting.

The COVID-19 mitigation plan laid out not only the 5% threshold for absenteeism related to illness, but a 3% threshold for COVID-19 positivity rates.

These thresholds are building-specific, which is why these six schools are now returning to masks while other schools are not.

Students at the six schools will remain in masks for at least 14 days, per the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan.

If the absenteeism rate related to illness remains above 5% or COVID-19 positive rate rises above 3%, the mask policy gets extended for a longer time period.

With the availability of home testing, schools may not always be notified of positive test results for COVID-19,” Smith told the Post via email. “When absenteeism rates exceed our pre-pandemic norms, out of an abundance of caution we follow the board approved mitigation plan with the goal of keeping schools open and maintaining healthy environments for learners.”

Parents must realize masks will never be off their kids forever until they possess the courage to fight these child abusers in the school system.


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