At Monday night’s school board meeting, superintendent, Katie Kolker, spoke about the schoolwide plan being implemented to adhere to the mask mandate for schools and how they are planning on keeping the children safe.
The plan is pretty straight forward. Masks inside, social distancing outside, rapid response testing in house if necessary.
The crowd was very opinionated on the topic. With multiple parents stating claims such as, masks cause UTI’s (urinary tract infections) and that masks are akin to, Sadaam Hussein. My favorite was one parent carrying his child in his arms asking, “If you have ever smelled someone’s fart while masked….”
But, seeing as this was a school board meeting, not a debate, people were allowed to air their grievances, but nothing was done to appease.
Having been a BUHS teacher myself for multiple years under Mrs Kolker’s guidance, I assure you, she is taking all sides into consideration and wants to help facilitate everyone’s needs and desires. But, as said, this is county mandate. She cannot do a thing about it. My opinion is, be thankful the kids can actually go to school this year and that Mrs. Kolker and her team are doing everything they can to keep them safe.
As a parent, it is your right to homeschool your children if any part of the masking mandate is unacceptable to you and your family.
Your comment Is laughable. Are you seriously suggesting that home schooling is not valuable? Sometimes, children are battling cancer and other serious medical conditions. Some parents, as is their right, opt to home school for other reasons. I suggest you do a little research in the number of home schooled… Read more »
All you parents who don’t want masks don’t seem to understand what will happen. Without masks, a COVID outbreak and sick children are going to happen real quick. Google “Georgia County Shuts Down Schools COVID”. They went “mask optional” with the same dumb arguments that our Bishop parents had and… Read more »
Time will show truths and reality. Shame on all of the negative behaviors that was reared by their fear and anger. It’s about lives, let the foolish tread their troubled waters in times of irreversible darkness, let the strong continue to put aside their own safety and frustration that keeps… Read more »
I commented on the youtube video posted above, the less than 10 minute video, representing this meeting. All please look at my post on video for real info on how the meeting went and what was said. truth… you will never know truth unless you look at both sides thoroughly…… Read more »
I actually followed the link you put up on face book and I have to admit, you scare me. I made it through the part about Covid-19 being a hoax perpetrated by the government and big pharma and then the “expert” who agreed with the hoax and then the vaccine… Read more »
Can anyone provide a link to evidence that COVID causes significant problems in more than 5% (or 10%, or any number) of people who are vaccinated? If the vaccine prevents severe illness in 95% of people, then is it quite as bad as it was before a vaccine existed (and… Read more »
I tried to post the link of the article in washington post that three quarters of those affected in a massive covid Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak have been vaccinated for it. Comments here won’t allow links perhaps. I can email you a ton more evidence on that. nectarheals11 @ g mail
A search on web will bring up the article mentioned above for links to proof of 3/4 in Massachusetts hospitalize for covid had covid vax in Washington post newspaper. Also many other doctors speaking up. White Coat Summit The One Year Reunion, Pathologist Dr Ryan Cole. Dr. Yeadon former Pfizer… Read more »
Typo correction and/or autocorrection error above… Hitler was named person of the year in 1938. His first way to power was to control the media.
Shame on you, Emily Sims, for abusing this valuable platform to spread your misinformation and hate speech. Address your own demons before loosing them on the public.
It’s called “going down the rabbit hole” and in all seriousness you need to get help, that’s some scary stuff you’re following. That stuff is not from the other side it’s from another dimension. I don’t recommend watching the video but the first 2 points it makes is that Covid-19… Read more »
And then it just hit me. Your first example claims that covid-19 doesn’t exist, it’s all a big con by the powers that be. Then you follow it up with the English doctor who says the vaccine was made with a new process that has never been tried before and… Read more »
Eric, good try, but using logic with illogical people never works. Thought disorders have a life of their own. Medication sometimes helps.
I tried that but the hangover was brutal and her comments were still there ….Oh, you weren’t talking about me?
PTSD from watching the video eh?
Viruses have thrived for millions of years and will mutate, change, develop variations to do so. The only way to combat this is to be vaccinated, wear a mask, and socially distance until we have this pandemic beat. The arrogance, ignorance, and stubbornness of individuals based on pure political misinformation… Read more »
Is there a recording of the meeting? I looked at Bishop school website and could not find anything. Please point me in the right direction if it is available.
An abridged version is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pz8GXBT3Mg
I wish this video showed more of the angry mob. It was really horrific the way some people acted. To the mom that said it isn’t the kids responsibility to protect those in the high risk groups!!, what kind of self involved values are you teaching your children. How about… Read more »
Hard Truth. If you aren’t vaxed then don’t go runnin to a hospital when covid catches up with
Can you imagine if you applied this logic to other avoidable diseases and health issues? Obesity, aids, lung cancer? Be careful with what you say and which ideas you propagate. We should be compassionate to everyone.
The behavior displayed by those who are for mask choice at this meeting should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. It was bad enough that they came armed with misinformation and absolute disregard for the safety of the staff and students, but the low point was when the booed healthcare workers… Read more »
You mean like remaining quiet while the people you agree with speak and booing and drowning out the people that actually have information based on facts that you don’t like? Hypocritical much?
Though I appreciate the Sierra Wave for keeping the community informed I thought this article was bias. It was very clear that the reporter was on the schools side and completely dismissed the parents that didn’t agree. And here lies the problem with the media. It is not necessary to… Read more »
The virus is real. However, the size of the virus is VERY small. Masks are not 100% or possibly 50% effective on reducing the transmission. Consider this, with the size of the virus as small as it is, capturing and reducing it is similar to stopping a mosquito with a… Read more »
A reporter’s job is to report the truth, not “both sides”. As was once taught in journalism school, “if one politician says it’s raining and the other says it’s a clear sunny day, your job is to stick your head out the window and see, not just flatly report both.”… Read more »
I heard today some theorists saying the actual thinking and reasoning behind getting the vaccinations is the Government’s way of installing a “chip” into those getting the shots..and nothing really to do with fighting-off the COVID….
Sami are you serious!!! Too bad Reagan closed so many psych hospitals!
Pele, if this is the first time you’ve heard this you must keep your head in the sand.
Do you mean biased by going with facts and evidenced based medicine? The shameful and hateful behavior towards the school board and local physicians/healthcare members by ignorant selfish community members is horrific! These are the same people continuing to work tirelessly to keep our kids safe and treat us when… Read more »
My kids were always moms and my responsibility. For all the kids in school, it is the School Board with responsibility. In light of the awful reports from Florida, Texas, wherever the Delta surge is prominent and infections include 29% being kids, I am grateful to our School Board for… Read more »
If you don’t like the law, don’t go yelling at the School Board waiving your flag. Go try and get the law changed.
to the person who believes masks cause urinary tract infections: I think you are wearing the mask in the wrong place
Start Home Schooling Groups.
Yes, please do. If you don’t believe in science, and aren’t ready to accept the recommendation from every respectable medical association, that masks should be worn in schools, keep your kids home.
Disinformation, flagged. There are plenty of highly repectable medical experts such as Dr. Makary of Johns Hopkins who believe that masks are at best a placebo and at worst harmful to childrens’ social and emotional development.
Dr. Makary also claimed that Covid-19 would be gone by April 2021. So maybe his disagreement with the position of many mainstream medical groups should be taken with a grain of salt.
My bad, your probably right Charles. I hadn’t realized that the American Academy of Pediatrics was now recommending masks in schools
And if you don’t believe in science and medicine don’t go to the hospital when you get sick.
Taliban is big on home schooling. it is how they keep children from learning about human efforts to become civilized.
If you’re a 15 year old female in Afghanistan and not already married you will be taken by the Taliban to be a Taliban fighters wife. Of course this is Trumps fault.
I hope releasing a deadly virus on the World to prevent Trump from being re-elected was worth it.
FatWhite… I will assume your statement is a joke. Nobody ( except maybe QANON) would actually believe this. If you are not joking, you are a prime example of someone who believes the wealth of mis-information being spread by the media like FOX news without checking the facts for yourself.… Read more »
Jubie, I’m vaccinated and the last time I watched TV law enforcement was chasing a white ford bronco down the freeway. I have for the most part avoided all information spread by the media.
I’m almost afraid to ask……..where DO you get your information?
Several of the anti-mask zealots also booed the doctors from NIH that came to share actual facts, as opposed to Facebook conspiracies.
MANY of the more hostile speakers don’t even have children in Bishop area public schools.
Very grateful the school board did not kowtow to the weirdos.
Maybe Facebook and Twitter could team up and open their own hospitals where the self appointed experts can practice the latest and greatest alternative treatments on their followers. I mean if you’re unwilling to trust the actual medical professionals from the real hospitals, why would you allow them to treat… Read more »
I was appalled by the behavior I witnessed during last night’s meeting. Heckling of medical experts, accusing teachers of purposely abusing students, disregarding the safety of others, spewing misinformation and political rhetoric. The spectacle has forever changed my opinion of people I once respected. Thank you to those board members… Read more »
I was very impressed by the professionalism and courage shown by the Board.
Being elected to the board is the equivalent to a high school popularity contest.
Which according to you means they are incapable of doing the job?
Keep your kids home!