Ankeny school board votes 5-2 to approve mask mandate

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ANKENY, Iowa — The Ankeny school board on Tuesday voted 5-2 to require face masks for students, staff and visitors.

The mask mandate will take effect throughout the Ankeny Community School District on Thursday.

In the metro, Ankeny joins the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale and Johnston school districts in requiring masks.

The Waukee school board voted down a mask mandate last week.

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