School District of Palm Beach County board members get earful on face masks

'I think we should keep masks in school,' parent says
Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 23:28:34-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Lined up Wednesday on Forest Hill Boulevard were parents looking to send their messages with signs.

"I'm tired of people believing a lie that masks help you," one woman said.

From outside to inside the board meeting, some parents voiced their displeasure with the School District of Palm Beach County requiring students to wear masks unless eating or drinking.

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"Why are we doing this to our children? Why? Give them back their childhood," a concerned parent said.

An issue also bringing out those in support of continuing the mask rules into the 2021-22 school year.

"I think we should keep masks in school," one parent said.

While dozens of people made their opinions heard, a decision has not been reached.

A district representative told WPTV board members are not discussing the issue since they have nearly four months before the new school year begins.