STAUNTON – A crowd showed up on Valentine’s Day to be there in case the Staunton School Board discussed COVID’s security policy.
Last weekend on social media, the call for anti-masked people to attend the meeting seemed to be interesting people who oppose the mandate. It turned out that this also motivates people who support the security policy and mask COVID.
It was attended by about 70 people.
We will update this story during the meeting, and by Tuesday morning we expect to receive a full report.
Here it is agenda for a meeting.
18:40: Ken Venable said 19 people signed up to speak. John Thomas Wilson first.
Wilson exceeds his two minutes. Now the crowd is chanting, “Two minutes have passed, two minutes have passed.”
18:50: Joan Taggart said her 14-year-old grandson had moved from Augusta County to Staunton. She told the board that he seems much happier and he is fine. She is really happy with Staunton High School.
Taggard also said of the masks, “Trust science. If it saves one person’s life, it’s worth it. “
18:55: John Ward is speaking now. “Do I like wearing a mask? Of course not. ” He also adds that he is “too handsome” to wear it, but advocates mandatory camouflage. He has been vaccinated and vaccinated, but he wears a mask to protect others.
19:00: Dr. Christine Siegel thanks the school board for making schools a safe and inclusive environment. She also said that her children did not miss a single day of school because of COVID, and believes that universal camouflage helped.