Shawnee Mission School District will require masks for all students in all grades

Shawnee Mission masks

All Shawnee Mission students and staff will be required to wear masks following the board of education's approval of a universal mask policy Thursday. The board's decision came hours after the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to require masks for elementary schools.

The Shawnee Mission School District will require all students at all grade levels to wear masks inside schools when they return to class next week.

It’s a major change from the district’s previous policy, which required masks only for elementary students. SMSD joins USD 232 in requiring all students and adults to wear masks in its buildings for the 2021-22 school year.