Tuesday, October 19, 2021

State School Board Association condemns threats to local members

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards issued a statement Thursday condemning threats made by the public against school board members amid the recent uproar surrounding COVID-19 mitigation policies in schools.

“Unfortunately, recently, there have been some isolated incidents in the state in which the personal safety of the board members is threatened,” the release said. “Such threats cannot and should not be tolerated.”

In early October, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s offices to hold meetings with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local law enforcement leaders across the country over the next 30 days to address “disturbing trends.” Strategies to address this can be discussed. About the growing dangers for teachers and school board members.

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“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they are contrary to the core values ​​of our nation,” Garland wrote. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their jobs without any fear for their safety.”

Threats against school board members in Wisconsin appear to revolve around COVID mitigation protocols, such as the Mask Mandate, a state-wide association of school boards to issue its own statement with instructions that members of the public be allowed to visit local boards. How to address members of


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