Yankton School Board declares district employees as critical workers

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Yankton School Board held a special meeting last week and passed a resolution declaring district employees as critical infrastructure workers.

Superintendent Wayne Kindle says that designation gives them more flexibility during the pandemic.

Kindle says the change won’t compromise health and safety.

Kindle says he hopes they don’t have to rely on the policy change.

Member Terry Crandall questioned the need for the policy change and voted against it. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote.