To mask or not to mask?

Wednesday, Feb. 16 the Parkway School District Board of Education voted in a 5-2 decision to recommend but not require masks for students and staff in grades K-12.

In a community update published Feb. 17, Superintendent Keith Marty stated, “Regardless of the decision each individual makes, I want to be clear: we will continue to support and respect one another as we have throughout the pandemic. While this new phase will mark a visible shift, we will continue to foster the caring and respect for one another for which Parkway is so well known.” Principal Jeremy Mitchell echoed similar sentiments in his school-wide announcement that same afternoon.

The following podcast explores the decisions of individuals in the community, in their own words. To view more episodes, click on the podcast below, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click “See all episodes.”