Conway School Board - masks - Nicole Nordlund and Wendy Richardson

Parents Nicole Nordlund (left) and Wendy Richardson hope masks will not be mandated for children during the 2021-22 school year. They spoke at the Conway School Board’s meeting on Monday night, asking that a mask discussion be put on the board’s agenda for its July 12 meeting. (LLOYD JONES PHOTO)

On Monday, local moms Nicole Nordlund and Wendy Richardson went before the Conway School Board asking it to reverse its policy of requiring students to wear masks in school. Nordlund said she considers masks to be “medical devices” and said the decision of whether children must wear masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic should be left up to parents. According to SAU 9 Superintendent Kevin Richard, school and medical officials will start meeting soon to form a re-entry plan for the 2021-22 school year, but he added that with vaccines available only to those age 12 and older, masks will probably be required for elementary students.

This week’s Tele-Talk question: Do you think students should have to wear masks when school resumes in the fall?

Call (603) 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may email your responses to news@conwaydailysun.com. Comments can also be posted on The Conway Daily Sun’s Facebook page. Results will be published Tuesday.

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ML

There's no legitimate reason for children to be forced to wear masks. Children are not at risk from COVID and studies have shown masks harm your health more than they protect you from an airborne virus. It's grotesque that school bureaucrats want to harm children by forcing them to wear masks.

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