Smaller college districts will refuse to comply with mask mandate

By Joe Hong
CalMatters

California’s smallest university districts say they will refuse to deliver kids dwelling for not wearing a mask despite a new state mandate.

Superintendents in these tight-knit and usually a lot more conservative communities want the state to let regional districts make their own conclusions, looking at the achievement some of them have had with reopening their campuses last yr without triggering COVID-19 outbreaks.

“These districts were in class all yr, and they just never believe that masks are desired to instruct young children,” mentioned Tim Taylor, executive director of the Modest Faculty Districts Affiliation, which signifies hundreds of districts with fewer than 5,000 pupils.