With state law now prohibiting tyrannical masking policies on the county and local level, the Helena School District seems to have doubled-down on masking and scuttled a meeting when parents wouldn’t divulge the health conditions preventing them from masking-up to the entire meeting.
On Tuesday, May 11, Helena School District Board Chair Luke Muszkiewicz suspended the meeting just before the public comment period. The meeting convened at 5:30 pm and was recessed after awards were given to students and staff.
Over half of the attendees left and the remaining were seated for several minutes before the Chair asked a man in front what his medical condition was that prevented him from wearing a mask. The man refused to provide medical documentation, so the chair moved on to a woman sitting nearby. She also refused to provide medical documentation.
You can watch a video of the atrocity below.
The chair subsequently suspended the meeting indefinitely, without a motion or a vote of the board.
Votes were not canvassed and trustees were not sworn in, which trustees have until May 28th to complete.
Trustees had takeout meals provided for them, which they were unable to consume due to the meeting being adjourned. Newly-elected trustee Janet Armstrong was present. Muszkiewicz stated in the Independent Record that the next meeting will likely not allow for in-person participation.
Article 2 Section 4 of Montana’s Constitution contains an individual dignity clause, which states…
“The dignity of the human being is inviolable. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws. Neither the state nor any person, firm, corporation, or institution shall discriminate against any person in the exercise of his civil or political rights on account of race, color, sex, culture, social origin or condition, or political or religious ideas.”