Middletown withdraws idea to vote on school mask exceptions

The Middletown Board of Education has backed off on a plan to allow individual exceptions from the state’s school mask mandate.
Board members were supposed to vote on a resolution during a Tuesday night meeting. But Patch.com reports that the board changed its mind after getting word that Gov. Phil Murphy would sue the district if it passed.
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A group of parents have been pressuring the school to defy the governor’s orders, and held a rally outside of the meeting.
But parents who are in favor of the mask mandate held a counter-rally showing their support for masks in school.