Want to know what our biggest issue is?
The servants have forgotten their place, and our house is not in order. Public servants have forgotten whom it is they serve, and they need a stark reminder of it.
The people on The Scottsdale School board are a poster child of exactly what I am talking about. Servants who forget their place.
According to many reports there is virtually zero evidence that masks make anyone safer, and the data supporting lockdowns is faulty at best.
The CDC has even begun to lift these mask mandates, and many states have repealed them altogether…just look at Texas, they are doing great.
The parents chanting “new board” at these public servants in Scottsdale deserve exactly that; a new school board composed of public servants who understand their place.
A place of servitude towards their constituents.
Here is what people are saying
ABC 15, a local ABC News affiliate reported:
A Scottsdale school board meeting ended abruptly Tuesday night after a chaotic disagreement over the district's mask policy.
The meeting, which was live-streamed online, starts off with a reminder that per Scottsdale Unified School District policy, everyone must wear a face covering at all times while on district property and campuses.
"Respectfully, I know there are many differing views on this... if you could please put your mask on, we would appreciate it," Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg says to the audience. He urges anyone who does not want to wear a mask to move to the overflow room.
In the background, you can hear people in the audience yelling and saying, "No masks! No masks!"
AZ Family reported:
The district released a statement from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel:
"The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board and I are disappointed that this evening’s regularly scheduled meeting had to be recessed because of non-compliance with district policy that visitors wear face masks at all times while on all district property. After 1) explaining the policy to the audience, which is the district’s authority to establish, 2) asking that attendees put on masks in order for the meeting to begin and 3) setting up an overflow room where those who did not wish to comply could watch the meeting virtually, the Board voted to recess the meeting until a future time.
We understand that there are differing opinions on the need to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We fall on the side of doing what is within our authority to do in order to protect the safety and well-being of our students and staff. The district’s decision to maintain the mask policy through the end of the school year (May 27) was previously announced, as has the plan to make masks optional next fall. Most of our students are either not eligible or have not been vaccinated, and by following a careful mitigation strategy devised in concert with local, state and federal health agency guidelines and recommendations, we have been successful in preventing our schools from becoming COVID breeding grounds. As a result, we have been able to offer in-person learning opportunities to those students wanting and needing it since last fall.
As tonight’s Board meeting was the last one scheduled during the time students are in session, we had planned a time-honored SUSD tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of some of our outstanding students, especially our seniors who will graduate next week. SUSD students have achieved great things this school year, despite limitations placed on them through no fault of their own due to the pandemic, and they should know that we recognize their tremendous effort. It was our plan to honor them, as well as several staff members celebrating milestone anniversaries with the district, and also conduct the district’s regular business.
It is disappointing that several of the people in attendance tonight night came to the meeting with the intention of disrupting it, with little regard for what we had hoped would be a special night. Scottsdale Unified School District embraces and encourages diversity of thought, but not at the expense of decorum, safety and the rule of law. The district will schedule a follow-up meeting with measures in place to ensure we can conduct business in a respectful environment."