Monday’s assembly was supposed as an agenda overview in preparation for the common board assembly subsequent week — with agenda objects listed as monetary reviews, development updates, and bond data. However those that spoke on the public discussion board centered primarily on whether or not the board would shift from its present mask-optional stance.
Those that spoke included 15-year resident and college district guardian James Akers, who bared virtually all when sharing his ideas on the most recent dialogue surrounding masks necessities in schools.
Akers described examples of inconveniences that really profit others to show some extent in regards to the significance of masks.
“I don’t like the federal government or every other entity, simply ask my spouse, telling me what to do,” Akers stated, as he took off his jacket, based on Dripping Springs Century Information. “At work, they make me put on this jacket. I hate it. They make me put on this shirt and tie. I hate it.”
Akers then proceeded to take off his tie, alongside along with his shirt.
“On the best way over right here, I ran three cease indicators and 4 crimson lights,” he added. “I virtually killed any person on the market, however by God, they’re my roads too. So I’ve each proper to drive as quick as I wish to, make the turns that I wish to. I received over right here to the college immediately, and the car parking zone was full, and I made a decision I used to be going to park wherever the hell I needed to — which, on this case, occurred to be a handicap [spot].”
“It’s easy protocol, individuals,” Akers continued after taking his pants off. “We observe sure guidelines for an excellent cause.”
Officers didn’t take away him, and he put his garments again on following a request by Board President Barbara Stroud, Austin’s KXAN-TV reported.
“Mr. Akers, I perceive — I consider you’re a swimmer — however if you happen to would thoughts placing your pants again on for a remark, that might be appreciated,” Stroud stated.
Masks are at the moment really helpful by faculty district officers, nonetheless, they aren’t mandated for college kids, workers, and different personnel within the district, based on the station.
Some dad and mom on the assembly argued the college ought to concentrate on instructing as an alternative of implementing masks, whereas others talked of the significance of getting mandates to guard others from the virus. In Hays County, 50 individuals are at the moment hospitalized with COVID-19, based on Dripping Springs Century News. Of these, 41 are unvaccinated.
No motion was taken on masks in the course of the assembly, the paper reported.
Dripping Springs is about 25 miles southwest of Austin.