JCPS: End Mask Mandates. Make Masks Optional for Jefferson County Public Schools.

JCPS: End Mask Mandates. Make Masks Optional for Jefferson County Public Schools.

August 4, 2022
Signatures: 114Next Goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Started by J Boston

Recently, Jefferson County Public Schools reinstated universal masking due to CDC guidelines on case rate responses and the Kentucky Department of Public Health's compliance with these guidelines. We are petitioning JCPS: Do not comply with KDPH's recommendations to universally mask our children in schools. The CDC needs to change its guidelines, not the way our children live. 

We know empirically that:

It is beyond time to end universal masking of children as a response to COVID-19. No more of these ineffective, harmful policies for our children. 

THERE IS TIME to end these mandates before school starts. Even when Jefferson County is no longer in the "red", we should not have the threat of masks mandates returning when the local level could rise again.

At the beginning of COVID-19, masks seemed like a reasonable idea, but we did not have the data we have now that shows that cloth masks do not work, and masks do indeed harm children. We have two years of data. Ignoring the data we now have is inexcusable. MAKE MASKS OPTIONAL.

Most (if not all) other districts in our state have not reinstated masks. JCPS should not refuse to evolve as the other districts have.

These leaders and board members at JCPS are who we entrust with our children's education. If they refuse to learn and grow and make educated decisions for our children based on the data we now have, something is deeply, fundamentally wrong. 

Contact the office of the Superintendent:

Dr. Marty Pollio at (502) 485-3251

and the board members to help voice support for ending the mask mandates:

Diane Porter District 1: (502) 485-3566,

Dr. Chris Kolb District 2: (502) 403-7213,

James Craig District 3: (502) 485-3566,

Joseph Marshall District 4: (502) 485-3566,

Linda Duncan District 5: (502) 361-5973,

Corrie Shull District 6: (502) 619-2292,

Sarah McIntosh District 7: (502) 485-3566, 



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Signatures: 114Next Goal: 200
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