BK will host a Covid 19 vaccine clinic on May 27th at the
High School beginning at 1PM.
(6th graders will have the opportunity to walk over and receive theirs as well.) Clinic will be for students 12 years of age and older. The vaccine is free and no insurance information is required. If you would like your son/daughter to participate you will need to fill out the front/back consent form attached. These forms are available in both offices if your student would like to pick one up. Please complete and return to either office as soon as possible. The 2nd dose will also be administered at the school, that information will be sent home with your student when they receive their 1st dose. Contact Nurse Holly with any questions.
Effective immediately as of the opening of school on Thursday, May 20, 2021, masks and other face coverings are completely optional for all students, faculty, and staff in all levels of the Belmond-Klemme Community School District. Below is an article written by Ian Richardson of the Des Moines Register and posted shortly after 1:00 A.M. this morning, Thursday, May 20, 2021.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law banning mask mandates in schools, cities and counties
Leaders of Iowa school districts cannot require students or staff to wear masks, and Iowa cities and counties cannot impose mask mandates, under a law Gov. Kim Reynolds signed early Thursday.
The law, which goes into effect immediately, passed the House by a 53-35 vote and passed the Senate by a 29-17 vote in the waning hours of the 2021 legislative session. It was part of a larger education bill that would expand open enrollment in Iowa. Both votes split along party lines.
Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, said Wednesday morning, before either chamber passed the legislation, that she would likely be in favor of the measure. She then promptly signed it into law within hours of its passage.
“The state of Iowa is putting parents back in control of their child’s education and taking greater steps to protect the rights of all Iowans to make their own health care decisions,” Reynolds said in a statement. “I am proud to be a governor of a state that values personal responsibility and individual liberties. I want to thank the Iowa Legislature for their quick work in bringing this bill to my desk so that it can be signed into law.”