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Shade Requests Mask Authority Returned to Local Board of Education

November 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Commissioner Jake Shade has requested Maryland’s Superintendent of Schools to return authority on masks mandates to the local board of education. In a letter, read by Shade during Thursday’s public commissioners meeting, he tells Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury that statewide mandates and arbitrary quarantine rules are creating a school year that is “anything but normal”. He urged the superintendent to stop shifting the “goalpost” and to establish a transparent timeline for masks and other COVID related matters. In talking with WCBC News following the meeting, Shade said he hopes the superintendent presents a more clearly defined strategy when the state board meets in December…