The Beatrice Public School district is one of the first districts to eliminate its mask mandate. Beatrice is the closest proximity school district to Omaha and Lincoln to do so. The school board voted to eliminate the mask mandate at its April board meeting after teachers reported they had been vaccinated.
Jason Alexander, superintendent for Beatrice Public Schools, explains how the district made the decision and discusses protocols if an outbreak were to occur. David Jesperson, public information officer for the Nebraska Department of Education, explains the broader impact of Beatrice’s decision, including how it may affect Lincoln and Omaha’s districts.
Jason Alexander, Superintendent, Beatrice Public Schools
David Jesperson, Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education
Image courtesy of Beatrice Public Schools, Jason Alexander