USD 232 in De Soto makes masks optional in high schools, starting Wednesday

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USD 232 will make masks optional for students, staff and visitors at Mill Valley and De Soto high schools — so long as each school's quarantines and isolations due to COVID-19 stay below 4%. Elementary and middle school students will still be required to wear masks at school. File image.

Students at Mill Valley and De Soto high schools in USD 232 will no longer be required to wear masks starting Wednesday, Oct. 20, but that policy change will remain in effect only if the district’s student quarantine and isolation numbers remain low.

After about an hour of discussion on Monday night, the school board unanimously approved making masks in grades 9-12 optional.