Danbury Schedules BOE Meeting to Make Decision on School Masks
In case you haven't noticed, there's been quite a bit of controversy in Connecticut over the school mask mandates, but now it looks like there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.
If you've been an advocate of masks in schools, or if you've been against having your child all masked up for the entire day, the Danbury Board of Education has announced that they will hold a special meeting on February 16 at 6:30 PM to discuss this controversial issue. Now don't worry if you can't attend, the meeting will also be streamed live so all concerned residents can see what's happening.
It's up to the board members to make a decision by the end of the month if masks should still be required in the classroom, or if they want to keep things status quo once Governor Ned Lamont lifts the school mask mandate on February 28.
According to CT Post, school superintendent Kevin Walston plans to involve the states Health Department and Mental Health professionals at the meeting to get their feedback on this issue. He also said he understands that this issue has divided the school community, but he plans to do what's in the best interest for the students and teachers in Danbury.
The Danbury Board of Education realizes that there will be resident feedback, both good and bad, but this is something that has to be decided, and both sides and both angles will be looked at.
The Danbury Board of Education consists of 11 members and have a narrow Democratic majority of 6-5.
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