(Beaver Dam) The mask mandate for most students in the Beaver Dam School District is no longer in effect. On a split vote, the school board Monday night lifted the requirement for students in middle school and high school. School Board President John Kraus Jr. made the motion after a motion to lift the mandate for every student failed on a four-to-three vote. His motion essentially requires masks for the age group of students who are unable to get vaccinated. The argument was enough to sway board member Bev Beal-Loeck (lake) who had previously voted against lifting the mandate districtwide. The resolution reads that masks are highly recommended but optional for grades six and up, along with district facilities except the elementary schools.