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Citing parental rights, O.C. Board of Education weighs in against nonexistent vaccine mandates

As Orange County wrestles with vaccine hesitancy, the county’s Board of Education on Wednesday night approved a statement against mandatory vaccinations and a resolution against digital vaccine passports.

The board voted 4-1 in favor of each, with the only dissenting votes coming from board member Rebecca Gomez, who serves Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, portions of Garden Grove and portions of Tustin.

“The Board stands side-by-side with Orange County residents against mandatory vaccinations, particularly of school-age children,” the board’s statement reads. “The Board has repeatedly proven itself to be a strong supporter of parental rights and vehemently condemns and opposes any

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Calls grow for Michael Moriarty, state education board member from Holyoke, to resign

A statewide teachers union and its Lawrence local are calling for a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member to resign over comments he made at a recent meeting, days after three state lawmakers, several city officials and Congresswoman Lori Trahan also called for his removal.

Board member Michael Moriarty, executive director of the OneHolyoke community development corporation, has apologized for his remarks during a discussion of the state’s school accountability system, saying he “never meant to disparage people who live in Holyoke and Lawrence.”

The board voted on April 20 to solicit public comment on regulatory changes that would

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Fayette gets ruling that school board chair’s national post is no conflict, but not from AG

An education law attorney formerly in the Kentucky Attorney General’s office determined Monday there is no conflict of interest with Fayette County Public Schools board chairman Tyler Murphy serving on the National Education Association board.

As a result, the school board is no longer seeking an opinion from the current Attorney General.

At board member Stephanie Spires’ urging, the school board on Thursday had asked school district General Counsel Shelley Chatfield to seek a Kentucky Attorney General’s opinion on whether Murphy had a conflict. Members wanted an answer as soon as possible. Spires was concerned that Murphy’s role on the

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Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education approves resolution for legal action against State Board of Ed

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution supporting legal action against the Oklahoma State Board of Education.

The OKCPS Board voted 7-0 in approval of a resolution supporting litigation against the State Board of Education.

OKCPS is calling on the State Board of Education to meet and rescind its March 25 vote to equally distribute property tax dollars among public and charter schools, including virtual schools like Epic Charter Schools.

The State Board of Education voted to

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Mass. Education Board Votes to Give Emergency Authority to Reopen Schools

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Friday to approve emergency regulations granting the state education commissioner authority to determine when hybrid and remote models may no longer count towards required student learning time hours.

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The move effectively allows Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley to require in-person learning. The vote was 8-3 in favor of the motion after a more-than-two-hour meeting.


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Board members heard from health experts and Riley before they cast their votes Friday afternoon.

“The time has come to think about bringing our students back to

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