Masks will be required for all students at St. Peter schools in the upcoming school year.
The St. Peter School Board voted Monday night in a 4-3 vote in favor of masks for K-12 students to start the 2021-2022 school year. However, the board says they will reevaluate the requirement if and when transmission levels fall.
In Maple River, the school board announced it had unanimously agreed that their students and staff would go back to school without a mask requirement and with minimal restrictions.
The school said in a release they would follow the 3-foot spacing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control. Distance learning will not be offered at Maple River, and close contacts will not be required to quarantine.