BOE approves COVID safety protocols for 21-22 school year
On August 9, 2021, the Wichita Board of Education approved the COVID safety protocols for the 21-22 school year. The BOE supported the administrative recommendation to strongly encourage every employee and student to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status, and that all visitors will be required to wear a mask when they are inside of our school buildings, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, due to federal requirements, all students who ride a bus to school will be required to wear a mask on the bus. The protocol will go into effect immediately.
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The BOE also reviewed the WPS COVID protocol, developed with guidance from the Sedgwick County Health Department. WPS will follow the protocol should a student or staff member have symptoms of COVID, have received a positive test result, or have been exposed to someone who has. Staff and parents can schedule a free COVID test by calling Health Services at 973-4790.
The district will continue monitor WPS data and public health requirements. Changes and concerns will come back to the BOE for discussion and potential action.
More information can be found at www.usd259.org/wpsadvance.