Some parents claim religious exemption so kids don’t have to wear masks at school

The Oconomowoc School District is all of a sudden getting lots of moms and dad ask for an exemption to the district’s mask policy, declaring masks breach their religions. Continuing Protection: Coronavirus in WisconsinIt follows the school board voted to keep an indoor mask requirement for the remainder of the school year.The school board Tuesday informed moms and dads that based upon legal guidance, they’re going to let anybody who states they have a spiritual factor get an exemption to the policy needing masks inside. “My family does not live in fear and neither do the other unmasked parents here tonight and those watching virtually. We are not sheep and will not be just blindly told what to do,” moms and dad Melissa Kissinger said.At Tuesday’s school board conference, moms and dads sounded off on a choice to continue a mask requirement inside for the remainder of the academic year.”Many have already had the COVID and recovered, and if that all is not good enough, you still have this fashion mask you can wear and live your life behind if that’s what you prefer to do,” moms and dad Gregory DeMark stated After the vote to prohibit masks stopped working, one board member made a point to let moms and dads understand how they might prevent the mask required.”There is a religious and medical exemption that you can fill out for your child to remove the mask off their face,” Oconomowoc School Board member Jessica Karnowski said.Since then, the district has actually gotten more than 100 kinds in the previous 2 days with individuals merely composing spiritual objection, and the mask requirement is waived.”They should be off now,” moms and dad Tiffany Hawley said.Most moms and dads concur with the spiritual exemption, which might be referred to as a loophole.”People who choose not to, parents need to be given the choice to control what their kid does. It’s not the school’s choice. It’s the parents’ choice,” Hawley stated.”It should be in the hands of parents, and I don’t think children should have to wear masks. I think it is detrimental to their emotions, to their health,” moms and dad Abby Barrett stated. Oconomowoc schools have actually been in-person all academic year. The district stated there were a handful of exemptions for medical factors at the start of the academic year, however these spiritual objections are new.Sign up for coronavirus e-mail informs from WISNGet breaking news informs with the WISN 12 app.Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

The Oconomowoc School District is all of a sudden getting lots of moms and dad ask for an exemption to the district’s mask policy, declaring masks breach their religions.

Continuing Protection: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

It follows the school board voted to keep an indoor mask requirement for the remainder of the academic year.

The school board Tuesday informed moms and dads that based upon legal guidance, they’re going to let anybody who states they have a spiritual factor get an exemption to the policy needing masks inside.

“My family does not live in fear and neither do the other unmasked parents here tonight and those watching virtually. We are not sheep and will not be just blindly told what to do,” moms and dad Melissa Kissinger stated.

At Tuesday’s school board conference, moms and dads sounded off on a choice to continue a mask requirement inside for the remainder of the academic year.

“Many have already had the COVID and recovered, and if that all is not good enough, you still have this fashion mask you can wear and live your life behind if that’s what you prefer to do,” moms and dad Gregory DeMark stated

After the vote to prohibit masks stopped working, one board member made a point to let moms and dads understand how they might prevent the mask required.

“There is a religious and medical exemption that you can fill out for your child to remove the mask off their face,” Oconomowoc School Board member Jessica Karnowski stated.

Ever Since, the district has actually gotten more than 100 kinds in the previous 2 days with individuals merely composing spiritual objection, and the mask requirement is waived.

“They should be off now,” moms and dad Tiffany Hawley stated.

The majority of moms and dads concur with the spiritual exemption, which might be referred to as a loophole.

“People who choose not to, parents need to be given the choice to control what their kid does. It’s not the school’s choice. It’s the parents’ choice,” Hawley stated.

“It should be in the hands of parents, and I don’t think children should have to wear masks. I think it is detrimental to their emotions, to their health,” moms and dad Abby Barrett stated.

Oconomowoc schools have actually been in-person all academic year.

The district stated there were a handful of exemptions for medical factors at the start of the academic year, however these spiritual objections are brand-new.

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