4-28-21 — Board Denies SB40 Request to Remove Mask Mandate
April 28, 2021 ~ In a special meeting today, the Olathe Board of Education heard a report from the Senate Bill 40 hearing officer about the hearing held on Wednesday, April 21. The board voted to deny and dismiss the complainant’s request to remove the district’s mask mandate for the district.
As a reminder, the Kansas Legislature passed Senate Bill 40, which gives boards of education sole authority to take actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation also provides that employees, students, and parents or guardians who disagree with the COVID-19 interventions in place may request a hearing to challenge the interventions.