Kirksville R-III to Leave Mask Decisions to Parents

The Kirksville R-III School District will continue with its plan to not mandate masks for students when they return to the classroom this month. During this week’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Robert Webb said he’ll let local health care experts make those kinds of decisions, while he keeps the school’s focus on the educational aspect and total well-being of the kids.

The Adair County Health Department this week encouraged community members to return to wearing a mask and maintain social distance when in a public indoor space. Jim LeBaron, Adair County Health Department administrator, said taking those measures, and getting vaccinated will stop the rapid spread of the Delta variant here.