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Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order back in May to prohibit public school districts from enforcing mask mandates, but some districts are ignoring the order and implementing mask policies.

Seven school districts in the state will require students and staff to wear masks for the upcoming school year.

  • Austin ISD
  • Dallas ISD
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Houston ISD
  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
  • San Antonio ISD
  • Socorro ISD

The governor is not saying "don't wear masks", he wants Texans to have the freedom to make a choice and not be forced to wear a mask. These districts are taking away that freedom.

If you ask me, these school districts are setting a bad precedent by requiring masks for staff and students. You can't pick and choose what laws or rules you want to follow. If districts can break the law, who is to say students shouldn't be allowed to pick and choose which district policies they want to follow?

Also, there is no data to support masks stop the spread of COVID unless you are wearing an N95 surgical mask. Will these districts supply those masks?

And I think these districts are giving in to vocal minorities. If so many people are getting sick from COVID right now, we all would know someone who is sick and well, most of us don't. A solution for the small number of parents who are concerned about their children is simple. Just keep your children out of school. You do have a choice there.

We want to hear your thoughts and opinion on these districts defying the governor's executive order. Do you feel they are infringing on personal freedoms or are they right to require masks? Give us your thoughts and your opinions on Facebook or on our station app.

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