Carroll County Politics: District 5 Delegation sends letter to Maryland State Board of Eduction requesting to restore local school boards to make decisions on school masking

Maryland State Senator Justin Ready (District 5 – Carroll County) shared the following letter to the Maryland State Board of Education:

Dear President Crawford,

At the beginning of this school year, the State Board of Education held an emergency meeting and overturned decisions made by elected county boards of education regarding masking. We understand you are meeting to reconsider this topic. We fully support the November 11, 2021 resolution sent by the Carroll County Board of Education to you asking to end the statewide school mask mandate.

With treatment options and vaccination available to children 5 and older, it is time to restore authority to local school boards to make these decisions. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

The letter is signed by:

  • Senator Justin Ready
  • Delegate April Rose
  • Delegate Susan Krebs
  • Delegate Haven Shoemaker


Here is the letter shared on social media and sent to the Maryland State Board of Education:


The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Will Review School Mask Regulation in Special Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 1:00pm:

Scott E

One comment

  1. It’s mind boggling that school boards, elected or not, county or state, are making public health decisions. School boards are no more qualified to combat COVID-19 than Measles or Tuberculosis. Infectious disease control measures are matters of public health should be decided by epidemiologists and public health experts at Departments of Health.


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