Palm Beach County parents are in and uproar and may plan to protest the School District of Palm Beach County’s face mask policy.
Eliza Liberman’s two school-age kids made signs on Tuesday, planning to protest.
“The only thing we want as parents, speaking for me and my husband, we want an option to send them to school without a mask,” Liberman said.
Liberman’s daughter is in fourth grade and her son is in first grade at Palm Beach County.
She’s part of of the group of Unmask Palm Beach County Kids, fighting for the option to have youngsters take their masks off at school after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all emergency orders Monday related to COVID-19.
According to the Florida Department of Education, the governor’s executive order does not impact policies in place at the school level, and the district’s facial covering requirements will remain in place.
“I am disappointed in the school board for them keeping it as a quote policy as they call it, “said parent Brad Parnell.
More than 5,000 parents have signed a petition to remove the district’s mask policy, many parents say they won’t send their kids to school on Friday morning and plan to protest outside the district headquarters in what they call a fight for children’s basic rights.