The agenda for the Lee County Board of Education’s meeting for September – set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 – includes a review of its regulations on the wearing of masks in schools and a consideration of a plan to provide increases in supplements to athletics coaches.
On the agenda is a review of the district’s current plan for masks for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the county’s schools. Senate Bill 654 requires each local educational authority to vote at least once a month on whether to modify its current policy regarding face coverings. As of this morning, Lee County had 1,152 COVID cases per 100,000 residents, higher than any of the surrounding counties of Moore, Harnett, Hoke, Chatham, Wake, or Cumberland counties.
Also on the agenda is a look at increases in supplemental pay for coaches. The Lee County Board of Commissioners did not provide funding this year for an increase in coaching supplements. Instead, it gave the board an increase of $387,000 that it could use for any purpose deemed necessary. Supplements have not been increased across the board for coaching staff since 2000, and a plan that would adjust the schedule is on the board’s agenda for its meeting on Tuesday
Continue the mask mandate until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Require vaccinations for all students and staff. Add a Virtual School option.
No. Just no. Mandatory vaccinations won’t do anything
You can still can get it and spread it. Herd immunity is only choice
The School board needs to invest in proactive mechanical measures to improve the environment of the schools. UV air sanitation systems for HVAC systems in the school buildings will greatly reduce the spread of not only COVID but all other airborne viruses. Wearing a mask does nothing after sitting in a class for 15 minutes. Everyone in the room is breathing not only each other’s air but also the air from other classes that has now been circulated through the building by the central HVAC. Putting the UV sanitizers in the HVAC will kill viruses as they circulate through the system. This is just one example of doing actual mitigation actions. Requiring people to wear masks that has shown no evidence that it actually stops the spread of viruses and requiring people to get a vaccine that has shown that you can still catch COVID and spread COVID is not going to stop the spread unless we are willing to implement mechanical methods as well. Start requiring students to wipe down their classroom areas with sanitizing solution as well. This builds a culture of self reliance and accountability in keeping your school clean, and also helps reduce the opportunity for spread. Let’s not forget that there has been fewer than 300 people under the age of 18 that has died from COVID in the entire nation. So the risk of infection and death is so low it is barely measurable. Instead of requiring students to get vaccines that actually has the potential to do more harm than letting them catch COVID and build their own natural immunities that has been scientifically proven to create up to 26 times more immunities than the vaccine will. Let’s invest in real protection measures. Don’t say how expensive it will be, The BOE lost 2 million dollars that no one has been held accountable for, so we can afford to actually invest in measures to actually reduce and prevent the spread of viruses. I am old enough to remember the AIDS outbreak in the 80’s. AIDS was a 100% death sentence and at no time did the government mandate people abstain or wear condoms, provide proof of a negative test to go to school or work, in fact there was no requirement to even tell potential partners if you have AIDS or not. These draconian measures without any commitments from local, state, and federal government agencies responsible for the safety of the populace to implement measures to protect the populace in public places is wrong. The onus falls an the people without any actions from government agencies other than putting restrictions on people. Instead of finding creative ways to restrict, manipulate, shame, and divide the people, how about finding creative ways to put systems in place that will mitigate the risks to the people when they are in public buildings. UV air scrubbing systems, creating a culture in the class of cleaning your area, stop requiring students to have a note from their doctor every time they are sick and allow them to stay home and a note from their parent should suffice. These simple actions could reduce the spread of COVID, Colds, and the Flu much more efficiently than just mandating masks and vaccines that students don’t really need unless they have underlying conditions and that is a decision left up to the parents, NOT THE SCHOOL.
I believe I have seen you mention this missing $2 million before. What exactly are you referring to? Not trying to be rude. I honestly want to know.