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The 5 Democrats removed from the Pennsylvania school board for demanding the reinstatement of masks


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The five Democrats fired from a Pennsylvania school board last week for voting to require masks have been reinstated, according to the district.

“The removal of school board members cripples the school district,” Common Court Judge William Mahon said in a courtroom packed with hundreds of parents, teachers and community members, Patch reports.

Mahon canceled her order just three days after her previous order in response to a petition filed by parents with the West Chester Area School District in February, arguing that under the Pennsylvania school code, districts have no no authority to require students to wear masks.

West Chester Area School District Board Meeting March 28, 2022
(West Chester Area School District)

The attorney representing the Democrats, Kenneth Roos of Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, filed a motion to reconsider Mahon’s order Tuesday night, Fox News Digital previously reported.

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The school board’s attorney also immediately filed a motion for reconsideration, contesting that the previous deadline for a response on the matter was actually April 4, public media organization WHYY reported.

The 5 Democrats removed from the Pennsylvania school board for demanding the reinstatement of masks

12-year-old student using hand sanitizer in class while wearing a protective face mask to prevent germ transfer as schools reopen due to COVID-19.
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“As more information regarding ongoing legal proceedings becomes available, I will make sure to keep everyone updated,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Sokolowski said in a statement.

Board members returning to their elected positions at this time are Sue Tiernan, Chair; and directors Joyce Chester, Karen Herrmann, Kate Shaw and Daryle Durnell, Patch reports.

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Mahon’s earlier ruling said the removal of board members was a “procedural outcome” and did not address any of the allegations made in the complaint.

The case will now be assessed on the basis of petitioner mother Beth Ann Rosica’s argument now that the legal formalities have been completed.

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