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Woman wears space helmet to Alabama school board meeting to protest mask policy

 

A group of protestors showed up at an Alabama school board meeting Monday morning, comprised of mostly parents and small children who are against being made to wear masks in Mobile County Alabama Public School System schools.

 

Some held up signs that read “Parent’s Choice Mobile County Schools,” “Masking is child abuse,” and “My child, My choice.” Some stood outside the windows of the board’s conference room and cheered after a member of their group spoke during the meeting.

 

One of the protestors walked into the meeting wearing a space helmet. The mysterious woman left before the board meeting ended.

 

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Ten days in. 
 

would love for them to post the quarantined students numbers.

 

also the school board sent out a clarification that people with the mask exemption will have the following accommodations:

- you can wear a face shield

- you can enroll in online learning. 
 

See, the thing is, the majority of the board knew what was right. The current policies should have been the policies all along. They are obviously capable of understanding the need for the policies. 
 

They chose to roll the dice to appease the lunatics and you can see how that went. 

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/fauquier-county-students-ordered-to-wear-masks-after-covid-outbreak/2780998/
 

hahaha we’ve been put on blast by the post already. One school board member took her time to address the post. It was a pathetic rant about someone trampling on rights and something about being a real American. 
 

you know, the typical “I’m an idiot” routine 

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370 kids as of august 17 in quarantine when we had like 38 cases. 
 

Now there’s 72 student case


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every school board member should be replaced with someone with a spine. 

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1 hour ago, tshile said:

370 kids as of august 17 in quarantine when we had like 38 cases. 
 

Now there’s 72 student case


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every school board member should be replaced with someone with a spine. 

Hope your child is safe and on the other side of whatever they had last week.  It’s funny you mention school board replacements.  Here in Fairfax County there has been a big push for the school board recall also.  Because parents are still mad that school was not in person five days a week last year.

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My kids were/are awful. Daughter still has something go on. Son is back in school. 
 

Covid rapid and pcr tested both negative, strep rapid and culture both negative, flu negative. 🤷‍♂️ but they were super sick.

 

I quit posting about it once it was clear it wasn’t covid related… seemed off topic 😂 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, tshile said:

My kids were/are awful. Daughter still has something go on. Son is back in school. 
 

Covid rapid and pcr tested both negative, strep rapid and culture both negative, flu negative. 🤷‍♂️ but they were super sick.

 

I quit posting about it once it was clear it wasn’t covid related… seemed off topic 😂 

 

 

Sorry for all of you...hope you all get back to whatever normal is soon. 

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The thing is our COVID responses will drown out other school illnesses.  We forget COVID is not the only illness that can sweep through a classroom or school.  I know COVID will cause problems, but how many other illnesses will be ignored because the kids test negative for strep and COVID?

 

My doom and gloom prediction is we will see many more illnesses spread further this school year because "it's not strep or COVID. So they can go back to school."

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On top of that there’s plenty of things coming out that suggest people are getting sicker than usual because the quarantining/masking/social distancing kept us from being exposed to so many things that we are getting sicker from the normal viruses running around…

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I got shingles a few years ago.  I know I am weird when it comes to pain, but I didn't find it that bad.  Yes, it was uncomfortable if I scratched it, but I believe in an old saying, "pain is your body's way of saying 'Don't do that!'" Thus even though I barely felt it (I don't feel a lot of painful things like most do), I did listen to my body telling me scratching was a bad thing.  I just left my shirt on, and nobody but my wife would even know I had shingles on my chest and back.

 

I went to work and sent out an email asking if anyone was uncomfortable with my being there.  I left when one lady said yes because she was pregnant which made sense.  Her unborn could not have the chickenpox vaccine or have had chickenpox.  She was nervous, so I left which was fine. I had plenty of leave.  

 

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My wife resigned yesterday from teaching after fourteen years. The last two years burnt her completely out. She's the fourth or fifth person in her school to leave this year, I'm not sure how that matches up anywhere else but that is a large exodus compared to prior years at her school.

 

The fact they might have to pivot to hyrbid teaching again was a major factor in her leaving. 

 

 

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There have been cases in my kids school everyday since school started.  They are only removing the people that came in direct contact. And they have not stated exactly how long you have to be out. It’s a **** show.

 

The latest email from the principle is do not bring your kids to school even with a runny nose. seems like these ****ty parents are doing what they’ve always done, sending their obviously sick child to school, during a pandemic. Our society is totally getting what it deserves man, we are idiots, smh. 
 

Floriduh reigns supreme! Smh. 

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42 minutes ago, GoSkinsGo said:

My wife resigned yesterday from teaching after fourteen years. The last two years burnt her completely out. She's the fourth or fifth person in her school to leave this year, I'm not sure how that matches up anywhere else but that is a large exodus compared to prior years at her school.

 

The fact they might have to pivot to hyrbid teaching again was a major factor in her leaving. 

 

 

 

Yes there is a national teacher shortage. My wife works for PG county, they have so many open positions. Her school is having to take reading and math specialists and put them in the class room full time.   

12K family's requested Online learning. they are not able to hire enough teachers to meet that demand.  

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1 hour ago, skinsmarydu said:

I'm scheduled for both flu and shingles vaccines because I had hair I could sit on in 2nd grade when I had chickenpox. 

 

My wife got the 1st shingle shot 2 weeks ago. She was in bed the next day (chills, aches). Her arm was red & sore for about 4 days. I'm going to get my 1st shot sometime next month. I need to do it this year under my insurance as Medicare requires you meet the deductible before they'll pay for it ($195/shot - I think that's what hers cost). 

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31 minutes ago, just654 said:

 

Yes there is a national teacher shortage. My wife works for PG county, they have so many open positions. Her school is having to take reading and math specialists and put them in the class room full time.   

12K family's requested Online learning. they are not able to hire enough teachers to meet that demand.  

 

She's been thinking about it for awhile and was going back and forth with a company. This just moved the needle enough for her to get serious. 

 

She got a substantial raise of 40% with a more defined role. She doesn't have summers off anymore but she feels that she is being fairly compensated for her time and skills. 

 

Good luck to you and your wife, I hope she stays safe. 

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3 minutes ago, GoSkinsGo said:

 

She's been thinking about it for awhile and was going back and forth with a company. This just moved the needle enough for her to get serious. 

 

She got a substantial raise of 40% with a more defined role. She doesn't have summers off anymore but she feels that she is being fairly compensated for her time and skills. 

 

Good luck to you and your wife, I hope she stays safe. 

 

Thanks. My wife has been flirting with leaving also. She will have 10 years in after this year at that point she will be fully vested. Her problem is she doesnt know what to do besides teaching.  Any advice you could pass along about move on would be greatly appreciated. 

 

She teaches in an elementary school, none of the students are able to get the vaccine all under 12. And she teaches is one of the worst zips in PG County. Getting kinda nervous with her going back and bring it back to my 3y/o  

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Alachua County Public Schools superintendent won't budge on masks

 

The superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools has responded to the Florida schools chief, arguing that the school system is complying with emergency rules passed earlier this month.

 

State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran sent a letter Friday to the Alachua and Broward county school districts demanding they provide a written statement within 48 hours showing that their policies are in compliance with the set emergency rules.

 

If the districts don't show compliance, the state Board of Education has threatened to cut school board members' pay.

 

The letter states that Alachua County School Board members make $40,287 a year, for an annual total of $161,148.

 

Superintendent Carlee Simon wrote that the amount the state is threatening to withhold is $13,429 a month.

 

"The School District of Alachua County will not permit the reduction of funds from student services or teacher pay," the letter reads. 

 

Simon said Monday she's not sure when the state Board of Education will begin withholding funds. 

 

According to Corcoran, the district's masking policy violates the rules which ensure parents have the final say over things like masks. But the School Board, in the face of spiking COVID-19 numbers and quickly filling hospitals, voted to make masks mandatory for almost all children.

 

On Aug. 17, the four sitting board members extended the mask mandate for an additional eight weeks. A mask opt-out form is in place but requires a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner's signature.

 

Simon said masks are key to keeping schools open in light of the highly contagious delta variant.

 

Over the last 14 days, there have been 273 Alachua County students and 63 staff who have contracted the virus. The district has 1,156 students and 43 staff members in quarantine. 

In a previous letter sent by Simon to families she said the district was willing to take legal action to maintain control over the local decisions in the school district. 

 

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With roughly 600 Frederick County Public Schools students in quarantine after a week of in-person learning, some community members are concerned about the district’s infrastructure to support them.

 

Just over 1 percent of the county’s public school students — who number about 44,800 — were quarantined as of Wednesday, Superintendent Terry Alban wrote in an email to the News-Post. Unlike last school year, however, outside-the-school students can’t pop into virtual class for the duration of their absence.

 

Instead, teachers are required to upload materials to the learning management platform Schoology, and students are expected to complete assignments largely on their own. Alban wrote that “school leaders work with the families to offer tutoring options” for quarantined students.

 

But she acknowledged that FCPS doesn’t “have staff available to support tutoring at every school yet, so the options will vary across the system right now.”

 

 

More here: https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/education/with-600-students-in-quarantine-some-fcps-parents-question-plan-for-at-home-learning/article_f6b5fd3a-3e87-5f03-8f54-0ed4898d17f1.html?fbclid=IwAR3VhKos6oK09R7wS9Xv3f1cxvvCFMjNVXgTSOcwKHr_0JUuNHsWLn-MaGY

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