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Big Kansas school district mandating masks for youngest kids


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — One of Kansas' largest public school districts plans to require elementary students to wear masks this fall after a health official warned that the faster-spreading delta variant would lead to widespread COVID-19 among unmasked children.

The Shawnee Mission district joins the Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, schools in requiring masks for some students. But Shawnee Mission is the only district to plan on mandating masks among the six in Johnson County, the state's most populous county, The Kansas City Star reports.

Shawnee Mission's board voted 6-...

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