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Brownsburg School Board Passes Mask Mandate

In a 4-1 vote, members of the Brownsburg School Board voted to force children in Brownsburg schools to wear masks, despite outcry from a dozen concerned parents.

The decision came on the heels of a two-week debate and after only 1,181 students had to quarantine since the school year began on July 29, reported. As a result of the mandate, which took effect on Aug. 18, parents are already threatening to pull their kids out of the district. Other parents are praising the decision, claiming that mask-wearing can reduce COVID-19 infections.

When it comes to wearing masks, public officials in charge of mandates aren’t providing adequate consideration for the long-term consequences. At best, we’re raising a generation of children that will believe putting a piece of cloth on their face is normal. At worst, we’re raising a generation of children that won’t question what they’re told is safe for them.

At Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP, our education law attorney, Tom Blessing, knows that many of his special education clients are unable to wear masks, which is a decision that they and their parents should be able to make for themselves.

Read more about Attorney Blessing’s thoughts on local mask mandates by reading our blog, Education Law Attorney Tom Blessing on Zionsville Schools Mask Mandate.”