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Letter: Mask issue showed New West school trustees not listening to parents

Trustees at first said no to masks for younger grades
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The New Westminster school board is really offside in our society.

They kicked the police out of our schools even after a petition by parents was submitted to them and was totally against that move.

Last week, they decided that masks in school were not necessary, again after hearing (if they were listening) that Vancouver, Surrey and other municipalities said yes to masks.

Fortunately for us, Dr. Bonnie Henry subsequently overruled our school board by making masks mandatory in schools province wide (for younger grades).

I believe that the citizens of New Westminster don’t pay enough attention on school board candidates during our elections.

Maybe these recent stupid decisions will resonate with voters in the next election. We can only hope so as our kids still are our greatest asset and must be protected

Bill Davis, New Westminster