Anchorage School District ends mask requirement on school buses

Masks on Anchorage School District buses are now optional, the superintendent announced in a note to families and staff Tuesday.

While the school district moved to make masking optional in school buildings back in February, masks were still required on buses because of federal transportation guidelines.

But on Monday, a federal judge in Florida ended public transportation masking requirements, which has prompted the dissolution of mask requirements on airplanes and bus systems alike this week.

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School district superintendent Deena Bishop said masks will be optional on buses and that masks will be provided if requested.