SPPS may require masks


Superintendent Joe Gothard was expected to introduce a resolution requiring masks for all children ages two and older, staff and visitors at the Committee of the Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to be voted on during the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Minneapolis and Duluth schools were among the first to announce they were requiring masks again this year in all school buildings. Parents and staff will be informed of the decision regarding masks as soon as it is made. Other health protocols and back-to-school information will be shared in the weeks leading up to the first day of school (Sept. 9 for grades 1-12 and Sept. 13 for Pre-K and kindergarten). Three SPPS schools are hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics that are open to anyone in the community who needs a vaccine. For more information, visit


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