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Board Accepts $6.1 Million

The Central Community School Board has voted unanimously to accept $6.1 million in federal funds under the so-called ESSER program (Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund). In order to receive the funds, a local school board must show the efforts if any it is making toward “universal masking.”  The Central School Board points out […]

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The Insanity of Masking Students

The Central School Board continues to require students in the Central school system to wear masks throughout the eight-hour school day despite a mountain of reasons not to:  •Masks inhibit breathing and communication. •Students are not vulnerable to Covid. Only 16 students in Louisiana out of 700,000 school children have died of Covid and almost […]

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State GOP to Focus on School Boards

The Republican Party of Louisiana will focus its efforts in 2022 on electing new school board members across the state, according to State GOP chairman Louis Gurvich. The party plans to field at least 200 candidates in more than 700 school board races.  The focus will be replacing members, regardless of party, who support mandatory […]

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Why Vaccine Mandates Are Illegal Under La. Constitution, Informed Consent Laws

Two constitutional attorneys who have been fighting Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mandate explained the legal position of their clients and the status of their cases at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. Jeff Wittenbrink of Baton Rouge and Jimmy Faircloth of Alexandria were optimistic that their clients will ultimately prevail.  Wittenbrink represents Rev. Tony Spell of […]

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Dr. Holmes Disputes Story on Covid Deaths

The September 2021 edition of the Central City News published a story which read as follows: “During a debate on whether students in Central schools should be required to wear masks eight hours a day, Central School Board member Dr. Keith Holmes told his fellow board members that 4 percent of the members of Central’s […]

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Central School Board Refuses to Protect Teachers, Staff from Vaccination Mandate

On Aug. 25, the Central School Board held a public hearing on a proposal by parent Kim Powers that would have protected Central teachers and school employees from being terminated if they refused to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Ms. Powers warned that vaccine mandates were coming soon and the board should act immediately. After an […]

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Central School Board Bows to Mask Order Despite Pleas of Parents, Atty. Gen. Opinion

 On Aug. 25, the Central Community School Board held its second meeting on the subject of whether to comply with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mask “mandate.” Earlier in the summer, Edwards ordered public and private schools in the state to require students and teachers to wear masks throughout the eight-hour school day. The second hearing […]

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Central Parents Come Out in Record Numbers To Ask School Board to End Mandatory Masks

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News • CENTRAL — More than 50 Central parents came to the Central School Board meeting Monday,  August 9 to demand that the school board make mask-wearing by students optional rather than follow the Governor’s statewide indoor mask mandate.  The Central parents, led by Kim Powers, proposed changes in the Central […]

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Central Parents Speak Out on Masks

By Jolice Provost, Central City News • CENTRAL — Although very reluctant to do so, the Central School Board accepted public comments on the Governor’s current statewide mask “order”.  Speakers included the following: LANCE MOULIN – I know most of you guys. I’m Lance Moulin, 17345 Berks Avenue, Greenwell Springs. Supt. Fountain, I appreciate everything you’ve done […]

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If Muslims in USA Have Right to Wear Mask, Can’t Others With Truly-Held Belief Do Opposite?

Muslims in the United States have the constitutional right under the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution to wear a face covering. Sikhs have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear a turban. If they have those rights, can’t Christians have a truly-held belief that they ought not have to wear a […]

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