Parkway considers revoking mask mandate

Alex Shields, Staff Writer

Sophomore Jaidyn Peeler reviews for her math final exam but is unsure if it will be taken virtually or in-person. As things currently stand, students are still required to wear masks and are in-person. However, that may all change. The mask mandate is being challenged, and masks may no longer be required to start the second semester. Furthermore, with COVID-19 cases peaking, students and teachers are unsure if school will pivot to virtual. However, if school is in-person and the mask mandate is retracted, Peeler will continue to wear her mask regardless. “It can be a pain sometimes, but it is needed. Wearing a mask everyday keeps lives safe.” As of Jan. 7, there are 594 active cases in the Parkway School District. If the cases continue to increase, the challenge against the mandate might not go through and Parkway could even be virtual.