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SCASD school board voted 8-1 to continue masking kids.
Updates sent Monday evening to Rep. Kerry Benninghoff about the June 28, 2021 SCASD school board special meeting:
I got a message from [Benninghoff’s legislative aide] last week, and put in a return call today.
I think it was about the PA Department of Education having separate orders about masking and vaxxing - separate from the expired Governors/Health Secretary orders and the legislature’s resolution ending the emergency declaration and pending legislation about vaxx mandates.
This evening I went to the protest at the SCASD school board meeting. Most of the board members will not speak to parents outside the building, many will not accept written materials that parents attempt to hand them, and simply go into the locked building to conduct their meetings entirely on Zoom.
This is in stark contrast to school board meetings across the country, and perhaps across the state, which have had to face parents able to address school board members in-person for the past year.
The board held an executive session and then met at 7:30, also on Zoom, to vote on a slightly revised summer health and safety plan that still maintains mask mandates for several classes of students.
The parents group attempted to provide board members with a letter this evening, that apparently stated that PDE does not mandate masking for schools to be eligible for the ESSER round 3 funds. But, as I said, many of the board members refuse to engage with parents or accept written materials.
The SCASD school board passed the continued mask mandates by a 8-1 vote at about 8 p.m. Monday June 28, after five public comments asking for “one rule for all: masks optional,” and after zero board discussion.
The plan requires:
Outdoors - Masks optional for all K-12 students with no physical distancing restrictions.
Masks optional for individuals who are fully vaccinated.
Masks recommended for individuals ages 12 and over who are unvaccinated.
Masks mandatory for all students below 12 years of age.
Masks mandatory for all students and unvaccinated employees in classrooms with individuals who are ineligible for the vaccine due to either age or medical reasons.
No physical distancing requirements for K-12, with the exception of 6-feet during lunch.
Roll call (as I heard it via Zoom: readers should check with SCASD to confirm):
Bader - Yes
Bedell - Yes
Brandt - Yes
Concepcion - Yes
Duffy - Yes
Fozard - No
Hutchinson - Yes
Leous - Yes
Zydney - Yes
SCASD Superintendent Bob O’Donnell commented that the board, administration and their group of unelected consultants will be developing the “health and safety plan” for the fall during the month of July, for adoption by the end of the month.
Under Pennsylvania law, there are no recall provisions for local offices. Some Home Rule Charter municipalities have recall provisions written into their municipal charters, but school boards aren’t organized under Home Rule Charters.
In my view, Monday night’s school board vote was another straightforward local demonstration of the Covid Cult’s orchestrated global campaign of dehumanization and child abuse; government malfeasance; and the merging of Church and State over the past year and a half.
It combines the religious fervor of Covid Cultism (THE SCIENCE as pronounced by the authorized, platformed, infallible “experts”) with the state power of local police and public school monopolies to promote and enforce a single authorized set of moral values, religious beliefs and ritualized actions.