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EACS & SACS Boards Vote Down Mask Mandates

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Allen County, IND. (WOWO):  Masks will remain optional in two Allen County school districts.

The proposals at East Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools were in reaction to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s action last week which loosened quarantine rules for symptom-free students, teachers and staff in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case – but only if schools mandated masks.

According to the Journal Gazette, parents cheered when the EACS board rejected a proposed face mask mandate for students and staff in a final 4-3 vote. Meanwhile the SACS board elicited applause from those inside a packed conference room when members voted 4-1 for a policy maintaining the district’s mask recommended stance, a move in which Superintendent Park Ginder stated afterward was puzzling.

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3 comments

Rocky September 8, 2021 at 7:19 am

There seems to be a few school board members for each district that are in favor of the child abuse practice if masking kids.

It would be nice if those members names are printed in the news so that they will be voted out next year as well as the “puzzled” superintendent

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Slacker06 September 8, 2021 at 9:47 am

Finally! Some Sanity from a couple of school boards.

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David September 9, 2021 at 2:37 am

Excellent ruling. Hey, Democrats, take your own advice: Our body our choice!

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