School Board power squabble overshadows COVID concerns

With rumors of COVID-19 infections infecting staff and teachers at several Monroe City Schools, there was little discussion about COVID safety procedures at Tuesday’s board meeting.

The board spent most of its 42-minute meeting watching a squabble between Board President Betty Cooper and board member Bill Willson over what Cooper called an unauthorized “ad hoc” meeting at the school board office with parents to get input on a variety of issues.

The school district has not publicly acknowledged any cases of COVID 19 at any Monroe City Schools, although parents and some teachers are posting about their condition on Social Media.

Several COVID cases have been reported a…

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