To the Editor:

A big shout out of thanks to parents & other members of the community who put “Unmask The Kids” yard signs on their front lawns. This way, members of the community who do not know about the school’s mandatory mask mandate, will know. I am hoping that members of the school board will see the signs & understand the community’s feeling about the issue and take it into account when they review the policy.

— Jen Sell


(7) comments

Dale Failor

All the schools without mask mandates are seeing a rapid increase in COVID cases in there schools. Watch the news, and no these articles and headlines are not fake news. Look at Aaron Rodgers and the trouble he is in. He should have been wearing a mask and did not for interviews. His days of doing ads on TV are done.

Mark Alexander

Anyone who is a Ripon School District parent knows because of weekly emails that after the 1st 2 weeks of school with unmasked kids the cases in the district sky rocketed. Hitting over 3 times the highest week all last year. It is only foolish uninformed parents who don't know any better. Whether the school board( not those who voted against mandatory masks) and Whitrock want to admit it they made a ridiculous/bad choice based on pressure (not science) succumbing to the pressure of loudmouth uninformed ignoramuses who all put many more at risk. Teaching their kids the lesson early in life that its ok to be a selfish person. These are the same people who consider themselves real Americans. I think one trait of being a truly great American is doing what's best for all of us. The greater good. Not the selfish fool only thinking of himself/herself

Arthur Baseler


Al Fresco

If we don't teach children about public health and what it is and the role it plays in protecting our communities, how will they learn? They'll likely grow up uninformed and with the same mindset as their parents. Do we really want our kids to grow up and not have the skills to be better parents when it is their turn?

Adam Umbreit

Speaking as a parent whose family works in multiple school districts who clearly sees how stupid this "Unmask the Kids" drive really is. These parents aren't clearly thinking this out. The entire 3rd grade as well as many teachers with Covid were just sent home just to show you how quickly Covid can spread. By the way, the kids don't mind wearing masks because they know that if they are exposed to covid they will be out of school for 2 weeks, I guess these parents can afford to take a few weeks off of school to help their guaranteed sick kids. Masking slows the spread greatly and is proven to keep kids IN SCHOOL!

Dale Failor

Who do you trust more when it comes to medical advise, your neighbor or the Dr.?

Joellyn Jaeger

The signs that state "follow the science" are truly following a science of sorts- Science Fiction.

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