I’m not sure what mandate or mandates local residents and teachers were protesting last night when they placed dozens of palrs of shoes in front of the Crystal Lake District 47’s Elementary School’s administrative headquarters Sunday night.
Was it the mandate that kids wear masks in school that was protested earlier this year with yard signs?
And rallys at the corner of Route 14 and Main Street?
One sign seems to indicate that teachers are being forced to chose between the livelihoods and their health.
Here’s a photo of the signs on the front door of the entrance of the administrative center.
Below is another close-up of a sign large enough to read:
In any event, this is a new protest device.
Organization of the protest was apparently a result of FaceBook messages:
What follows is a letter from State Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala found in the newsletter sent out by the State Board of Education on September 21, 2021:
I am happy to share our updated joint public health guidance and frequently asked questions and answers. The Illinois Department of Public Health and ISBE updated these important documents to align with Executive Order 2021-22 and ISBE’s emergency rules, which require all school personnel to either be fully vaccinated or undergo at least weekly testing for COVID-19…
Additionally, IDPH has provided COVID-19 Exclusion Protocols to keep students and staff safe and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. Executive Order 2021-24, issued this past Friday, requires school districts to exclude any student or school personnel who is a confirmed COVID-19 case or probable case for at least 10 days and to exclude anyone who is considered a close contact for a minimum of 14 days or as otherwise directed by the local health authority. School districts must provide remote instruction during such time. IDPH and ISBE’s one-page fact sheet summarizes Executive Order 2021-24 and IDPH’s administrative rules to implement the order.