Mask mandate quashed by H-M-S board after no vote
Proposal fails due to lack of a second at special meeting
November 12, 2020
Members of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school board could not reach consensus on a district facemask mandate or how it would be implemented during a meeting on Nov. 5.
Board Member David Vander Broek made a motion to require grades 5-12 to wear masks during school hours whenever social distancing could not be achieved. No other board member seconded the motion, so it was not brought to a vote.
Board Vice President Scott Vollink asked if the mandate would apply to activities outside the school day and to non-school sponsored activities held in district facilities.
"I could support [a mandate]...