A New Jersey superintendent was placed on administrative leave at his request after he did not waive the state’s mask mandate for schools.
Democratic Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy recently said that people could remove their masks in schools under certain weather-related conditions.
“As a reminder to all schools officials, our current masking requirements do include exceptions for cases of extreme heat in outdoor settings and for situations indoors or outdoors where wearing a mask would inhibit the individual’s health. School officials are empowered to relax masking among students and staff in their buildings, given extreme weather conditions, and we hope they will make the right calls for their educational communities,” the governor said earlier this week.
In a survey, however, most of the parents in the school district reportedly said they would be in favor of entirely getting rid of the mask mandate, leading to Superintendent John J. Marciante, who will retire later this month after 14 years, being placed