Salem School District Masking Debate Takes Center Stage at School Board Meeting

A parent from Salem is speaking out about the decision to require masks for students this upcoming year.
More than 80 parents attended last night’s school board meeting to overturn the decision.

“They made the rules and regulations for the meeting, they gave us only 5 minutes then they cut us off”, parent Dane Hoover says.

The Salem School Board allowed only 5 people to speak, and they had to apply by last week.

“I didn’t get any answers, who are the kids wearing masks for,” Dane asked. He went on to say, “they made the decision, and they didn’t talk about.”

The Assistant to the Superintendent tells the Pulse of NH, the policy for the meeting was not changed, it was in accordance with RSA 91-A.

The policy states anyone wishing to speak before the board should inform the Superintendent of Schools the week prior, and a speaker shall be limited to five minutes.

The next school board meeting next Tuesday. On Good Morning NH Representative Fred Doucette told Jack Heath, “this board is not listening, they need to remember in New Hampshire zero children have died of covid.”

Korie has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 20 years. She has a news producing background dating back to 1996, with positions at WCSH-6 in Portland, Maine, WMUR-TV in Manchester and the Executive Producer for NH1. She returns to Binnie Media as the News Director for News Talk Radio. Korie and Jack have similar backgrounds in the industry, and currently Co-Host Good Morning NH with Jack Heath. Korie lives in Salem and loves spending time at the beach, the gym, watching the NFL and dining out with family and friends.