Kentucky School Districts to Continue Mask Mandates Despite Legislative Action

The Kentucky General Assembly met in special session recently and last week voted to overturn Gov. Andy Beshear’s mask mandate in the Commonwealth’s schools. While that means there will be no statewide mask mandate for schools as of September 17th, the move did not prevent local school boards from adopting new mask mandates or enforcing existing mandates.

The Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) notes that 56 of 171 school districts have indicated they will enforce local mandates once the state…