6 Shawnee Mission elementary schools with high student absences bring back mask rules

Crestview student Shawnee Mission

Six Shawnee Mission elementary schools are returning to masks until April 18. Above, a Shawnee Mission elementary student in a mask. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Students at six Shawnee Mission elementary schools returned to school Monday with mask rules back in place, according to district officials.

Why now: 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.