(Waukee, IA) -- The Waukee School Board voted 4-2 on Thursday in opposition to a mask mandate. The board previously considered only requiring masks for the sixth grade and below, since they are currently unable to receive a vaccine. That motion ended in a 3-3, due to a member being absent.
Families were allowed to attend the meeting. Unlike other districts, the Waukee School Board did not allow opportunities for public comment before the vote. Even so, W-H-O 13 says loud arguments could be heard about masks among community members before the meeting began.
Debates regarding masks mandates in school reignited after a federal judge halted Iowa's law barring mask mandates in schools.