The Bismarck Public School Board voted to do away with masks last night in their public schools after a recommendation from Superintendent Jason Hornbacher.  Parents have been pressuring the board for months to do away with the mandate.

In fact, during April 12th's school board meeting, which saw several parents speak up against the Bismarck Public Schools mask mandate, it was obvious the school board was feeling the heat.  One mother demanded to know if Bismarck Public Schools has insurance in the event her son were to pass out while wearing a mask?  Would they be able to pay for her son's medical bills?  Basically, a nice way of threating litigation.  Other mom's also spoke out against the mask mandate.  One mother said, a certain teacher would get after her son for not wearing his mask, who he himself, was not wearing a mask.  Another mom spoke out on the dangers of masks, and what they can do to your health.

It's obvious that all that chatter finally got through to the Bismarck Public School Board and Superintendent Jason Hornbacher.  The school board will be lifting its mandatory mask policy by next Tuesday, May 4th.

Masks will then be "recommended" and not required.  Contact tracing will also cease to exist.  Officials will work out details in the coming days to what will be expected going forward with extracurricular activities in Bismarck Public Schools.

This has been a very long contentious debate with parents, children, teachers and the Bismarck Public Schools.  Did the Bismarck Public School Board finally get it right?


 

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