Organizers have invited members of the Vancouver School District Board of Directors for an open discussion
A group of Vancouver Public Schools families has organized a Town Hall Meeting at which they hope to have an open discussion about the state-wide mask mandates in schools.
The organizers have invited the members of the Vancouver School District Board of Directors to join them at the event. In addition to the mask mandates, those organizing the event plan to discuss the use of QR codes in schools, COVID testing and curriculum currently being used on the campuses of Vancouver Public Schools.
“We started organizing in June with 13 people and our group has grown,’’ said Katie Bauer, one of the group’s members. “In July we had approximately 50 people in attendance for the Board Meeting, in August it was at least 90 and many were put into an overflow room.
“I addressed the board in July asking for a Town Hall so that we could have discussions with the board members as opposed to parents just having 3 minutes to give testimony with no reply,’’ Bauer added. “I, and others in our group, followed up with email requests. There has been no Town Hall scheduled so we decided to schedule our own and invite the board members.’’
Tuesday’s (Oct. 5) event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Felida Community Park (NW 122nd St. & NW 38th Ave.). Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and dress for the weather.