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Lone Dissenting Vote Against State Board Mask Mandate Comments

August 30th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Board of Education voted last week in favor of adopting emergency regulation for universal masking in schools.  The vote came just two days after  Maryland State School Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury said  that he supported universal masking this fall. Board President Clarence Crawford….

The vote was 13-1, with board member and former State Sen. Gail Bates casting the only vote against the regulations. Bates said she didn’t feel the action is necessary given that local boards of education already have the authority to make those decisions…