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Covid-19 Response

The USD 250 Board of Education will meet in the month of July to determine Covid-19 protocols for the 22-23 school year. Below are the most recently approved guidelines on February 23, 2022.

Hallway full of students out of focus in the forefront with a teacher wearing a mask pointing into a classrom


USD 250 has been monitoring COVID incidents closely, and have continued to be in close communication with Crawford County Health Officials in an effort to make decisions that will be in the best interest of all of our students and staff.  The original gating criteria which were implemented on October 4th, have been used as a guide for the decision making process for masking purposes.  However, not all of the actual data collected and compared against our gating criteria, have proven to have an impact on our school buildings. After reviewing the data with Crawford County Health Officials, it was recommended that we adjust the gating criteria to more appropriately match the true impact on our schools. 

Crawford County Health Department officials and district administration will meet weekly, or more frequently when necessary, to discuss current data that is used to determine if the mask-optional opportunity is available for your child’s educational building.  Following this meeting, a communication will be sent directly to parents through SwiftReach updated on the table below.

Mask Optional - Masks are optional based on the gating criteria with the primary consideration given to Category 4 with consideration given to Category 1, 2 and 3.

Mask Required - Masks are required based on the gating criteria in which Category 4 exceeds 3% absenteeism by building with consideration given to categories 1, 2, and 3.

WEEK OF: 5/16-5/20

Building Status
George Nettels Mask Optional
Lakeside Elementary Mask Optional
Meadowlark Elementary Mask Optional
Westside Elementary Mask Optional
Pittsburg Community Middle School Mask Optional
Pittsburg High School Mask Optional

A building moving into Mask Required status due to absenteeism (gating criteria 4) will be required to wear a mask for 10 consecutive days, this includes weekends. Unless otherwise notified, these buildings will resume mask optional status following the required 10 day period.

Effective February 25, 2022, the CDC no longer requires masks on public transportation.

Individuals/families that choose to continue to wear masks even during a possible mask optional phase are encouraged to do so.

Covid-19 Incident Archive