For the past 19 months, Shelbyville Central Schools students have worn masks in the classroom setting.
That ended just after noon today when the SCS board voted to end the mask mandate and contact tracing upon advisement from the Indiana Department of Health.
As soon as the motion was approved, the board members and staff at the meeting took off their masks for what they believe will be the final time.
The no mask mandate went into effect immediately for all six Shelbyville school buildings.
Students will still need to wear masks on school buses per a federal mask mandate that is set to expire next month.
Students or staff that test positive for COVID-19 will still follow current quarantine procedures. Attendance in the buildings will be monitored with any unusual spikes in absences reported to the Shelby County Health Department.