Representatives call on health official to reverse countywide mandate
State Rep. David Martin, Rep. Mike Mueller and Sen. Ken Horn today called on the Genesee County Health Department to allow individual school districts to make their own decisions about whether students will be required to wear masks in the classroom.
The Genesee County legislators sent a letter to Dr. Pamela Hackert, the medical health officer at the Genesee County Health Department, urging her to end her mandate that all students and teachers in kindergarten through sixth grade wear masks indefinitely, until a vaccine for that age range has been available for eight weeks.
“Representatives are elected by the people – whether to Congress, the state Legislature, the school board, or the county commission – to make governing decisions on behalf of their constituents,” the letter reads. “A mask mandate instituted by one unelected official, such as yourself, undermines the will of the people. We respectfully urge you to continue to allow each school district to set their own guidelines.”
State Rep. David Martin today said his proposal giving townships in Michigan a path to change their name is headed to the governor for final approval after receiving unanimous support in the Michigan Senate.
State Rep. David Martin’s plan to make Michigan students more aware of their career and post-secondary education options following high school was approved unanimously by the House Education Committee.
While the governor may have grabbed all of the headlines – and most of the credit – when she came to Flint this summer to announce a $26 million plan to create a new state park in the city, the reality is that this project has been in the works for quite a long time. There are many people in our community who deserve credit for the work they’ve put in to get us to this point, and I want to make sure their hard work is acknowledged.