A local mother and father team that lobbies in opposition to obligatory masking in faculties requested the Ouachita Parish College Board Tuesday to dismiss its COVID-19 community health unexpected emergency policy — and the board unanimously agreed to do so.

This motion does not influence any of the district’s latest COVID procedures as the emergency measures the team listed are no extended in outcome.

Parent’s Selection La., a group whose mentioned goal is to give healthcare selection-building energy in excess of students to mother and father as a substitute of universities and authorities, requested the university board at its regular meeting Tuesday to terminate coverage EBBI, which is the COVID-19 unexpected emergency plan outlined in the district’s coverage guide. The policy involves guidelines on group sizes, monitoring college students and adults for COVID indications, masking and cleaning. 

Parent's Choice La. founder Tiffany Hatten presents a letter to the Ouachita Parish School Board at Tuesday's meeting asking the board to overturn COVID emergency policies that have already expired.

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The faculty board’s present COVID plan states that, although masking is optional, there are continue to quarantine processes based mostly on a number of factors, together with vaccination status.

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Board member Scotty Waggoner explained that he saw “no motive why not” to take out the expired policy from the manual. Waggoner presented the motion to the board, and Shere May perhaps seconded it.