NVAS mask mandate remains in place


NORWAY, Michigan (WLUC) – The mandate of the mask of schools in the Norway-Vulcan region remains in place. The issue was addressed at its board meeting tonight. This is the first time the warrant has been reviewed since the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department canceled its mandate on the masks on September 28.

The board decided not to act this month, leaving the tenure policy in effect for grade 6 and under students. District cases for 7th to 12th grade students were still below the threshold that would trigger the masking.

The parents present in the crowd were able to express themselves on the mandate, while calling for the resignation of the members of the board of directors.

“I ask politely, but firmly, Jenny [DeDecker] and anyone else who adopts the ‘Rules for you, but not for me’ policy to quit immediately, ”said one participant.

The public was overwhelmingly opposed to the mask’s mandate.

“If there was evidence and science [for the mandate] our director of the health department Daren [Deyaert] would not have rescinded the order, ”said another participant.

As part of the policy, the terms of reference will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Other items on tonight’s agenda included hiring a part-time special education aide and posting a job application for a full-time substitute teacher to avoid staffing issues in the future. The Norwegian high school was forced to close on Monday due to a lack of available teachers.

The next board meeting is scheduled for November 10 at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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