Louisiana students return to school just in time for more political games. The Louisiana Department of Health requested private healthcare companies to write the governor asking him to implement a mandatory mask mandate including K-12. He obliged.
Some local school superintendents decided they will no longer accept religious or philosophical exemptions. The only acceptable mask exemption is a doctor’s note and they must be willing to go to court over it. The Attorney General has offered an opinion on the matter. In fact, BESE is scheduled to consider his opinion on Wednesday August 18, 2021.
“I have received numerous questions from mothers, and fathers, concerned about government mandates on their children. Our citizens have rights; parents have rights; and those rights are worth protecting.” – Attorney General Jeff Landry
On Monday, August 16, 2021 BESE and the House Committee on Health and Welfare will meet at 10 o’clock. Unfortunately they meet in separate buildings. BESE will be discussing Social Studies standards and LEAP results. The house Committee on Health and Welfare will consider laws and policies allowing exceptions to vaccine mandates as they apply to k-12 school admissions and enrollment.
BESE meeting will be held at:
1201 N 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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House Committee on Welfare meeting will be held at:
900 N 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 in House Committee Room 5.
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