Spokesperson Char Jackson said more important than the mask opt-out numbers is contact tracing and keeping an eye on coronavirus case counts. INSIDE: A school-by-school percentage of students opting out of wearing masks.
At least 13 Idaho districts and charters are requiring masks. West Ada decided to require staff to wear masks and students can opt out with a parent’s permission.
With an immunocompromised sister at home, 16-year-old Lili will move in with her grandparents so she can attend school in-person during her junior year.
Parents in the Boise School District are upset about the board’s recent decision to require masks for the start of the school year. But many more are upset about what they consider a lack of transparency.
While K-12 leaders have sought guidance from health districts during the pandemic, schools don’t have to comply with local recommendations — and many didn’t last school year.