ANTIGO, Wis. (WAOW)-- The unified school district of Antigo held a special board meeting Sunday night to discuss proposed changed to the school’s mask policy.
The board decided to postpone making any changes to the mask policy in the district.
The proposal if approved would have made masks a requirement for all students, staff and visitors in school buildings.
Parents and community members came out to protest and voice their anger against the proposal. Some came ready with posters and displayed them in front of the school board.
One father said his daughter would not go back to school if they required her to wear a mask.
Treasurer Jill Mattek Nelson proposed a policy change that she says would allow for more students to stay in school.
The resolution says students who were in close contact with COVID-19, are asymptomatic and have not tested positive themselves would be allowed to attend school in person but have to wear a mask.
"I chose to provide a different resolution that simply looked at our district data to identify barriers to academic achievement,” said Mattek Nelson.
The board voted to postpone the discussion and to possibly meet with the health department to help make their decision.