Parents raise concerns after Comal ISD board members vote to make mask-wearing optional
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Comal Independent School District board members gathered Tuesday to discuss the use of face masks after Gov. They decided in a 5 to 2 vote, making the use of a face-covering optional for students and staff members. Mona Ramirez, who is a Comal ISD parent, said the problem was the notification was vague. Unlike Comal ISD, New Braunfels ISD asked parents and staff members to participate in a thought exchange where they were allowed to contribute their preferences on continuing the face mask mandate. Ramirez has since started a change.org petition to get Comal ISD board members to reconsider their decision.