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Parents question Wrightstown schools over masking, race theory, transgender student

Posted at 6:15 a.m. on June 17, 2021

The Brillion News

The is a brief preview of a story coming in the June 24 print edition of The Brillion News

WRIGHTSTOWN - About 20 parents and some students showed up at the June 16 meeting of the Wrightstown School Board, demaning that face masks be made optional.

Several of the parents said if there was a mask requirement in p=lace when school opens in the fall, they would pull their children out of district schools.

Many were upset that the board refused to make a decision on masking at the meeting. The district currently has a "parental choice" option for mask use, in effect for summer school.

In addition to the masking issue, parents raised concerns about teaching critical race theory.

The meeting got even more emotional when one mother told the board she cannot agree with the way the district is handling bathroom accommodations for a transgender boy who "identifies as female."

She said the situation is threatening to her daughter.

The board took no action on the complaints by parents, although plans for schooling in the fall were on the agenda.

Board president Tom Eggert and Superintendent Carla Buboltz both made pacifying remarks, but most of the parents were still unhappy by the lack of definitive action.

Parents presented petitions with over 250 signatures demanding an end of required masking by students.


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