Columbia’s school board is set to vote Monday evening on a measure to extend CPS’ coronavirus plan, which includes a mask requirement.
CPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood will address the board tonight. CPS requires students and staff to wear masks indoors and on buses, citing high community transmission of the COVID Delta variant.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against CPS, saying Missouri law doesn’t authorize the district and Columbia’s school board to impose a mask mandate. CPS has criticized the attorney general’s lawsuit, saying it will waste taxpayer dollars and resources. The district says their mask decision was based on recommendations from local, state and national experts, including the CDC.
Tonight’s meeting starts at 6:30.