That decision comes following last week’s court decision reversing a requirement for masks inside schools and child care centers.
Amber Johnson, of Franklin Township, told the board that for too long, school directors refused to listen to opposition from the public about the mask order.
She said she hopes that a vaccine
“We tried to tell you for months that it was illegal,” she said.
The East Lycoming School Board voted to revert to its original health and safety to lift the mask order for students and staff, and accepted the resignation this week.
A few residents either in attendance or tuning into the meeting online applauded the decision.
mandate for students doesn’t come from the state.
In other matters, the board accepted the resignation of school director Robert Heckrote, whom reportedly has not lived in the district for the past year.
When asked by a resident about the matter, board president Richard Michael said he had no knowledge of Heckrote having moved from the district. The board moved to approve the posting of a vacancy for Heckrote’s Region 2 seat.
In other personnel matters, the board accepted the resignations of high school teacher Daniel Zerbe and high school Spanish teacher Dara Oden. Both are retiring at the end of the school year. The board also accepted the resignation of Biran Scott as musical director.
Thomas Burk was approved as the seventh grade boys basketball coach for the coming season at a stipend of $1,496 and Trevor Sones at junior high assistant wrestling coach at a stipend of $2,611. The following were approved as athletic volunteers: Ben Heinrich and Jesse Rocco, wrestling; Scott Farley, swimming; and Trent Woolcock, basketball.
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The board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 for its reorganization meeting.