GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WLNS) – Some parents in Grand Ledge are not happy with the school board’s decision tonight to require masks.
And they made their thoughts on the subject know during a contentious meeting.
The school board meeting opened with a large wave of public comments opposing any mask requirement.
At one point, it seemed like the issue would be tabled, but the school board went ahead with a vote because of how close we are to the start of the next school year.
An amendment was voted down that would have required masks in K-6 classes, and required masks in grades 7-12 during class transitions while allowing masks to be optional during class.
And instead, all students, faculty, staff and visitors will have to mask up. Regardless of vaccination status.
“I am a resident, I graduated from Grand Ledge Public Schools, I have three kids in the system and I feel so much [better] knowing that there will be a mask mandate,” said Margo Susnjar.
Others saw the vote as people losing the right to chose how to parent their children.
CORRECTION: this article previously said “An amendment was voted down that would have only required masks for older students” but now has been corrected to reflect the actual amendment.