Biden pushes to reopen schools within 100 days

President Biden pushes to reopen schools within 100 days. Jackie Sato, a teacher at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 wears a mask and teaches remotely from her classroom on September 24, 2020 in New York City.

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) --- Beginning Jan. 18, students and staff in the Independence School District will be required to wear a mask.

The temporarily requirement will begin on Jan. 18 and will be applied universally.

"If we as a district want to continue to offer in person learning, our best action is to temporarily reinstate the masking requirement," said Independence Superintendent Dale Herl in a video posted on Friday night.

The difficulty in finding substitute teachers was the number one reason given for the move.

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