Mesa County school board receives police escort to vehicles after public uproar at meeting

The Daily Sentinel: Tuesday night’s School District 51 School Board of Education meeting ended in an informal pep rally with people shouting anti-vaccination and anti-mask messages, calls for School District 51 Superintendent Diana Sirko to resign, another parent calling for Sirko to be arrested, and the board receiving a police escort to their cars.

The meeting was packed with parents furious over a proposed change that would put a time limit on the entire public comment section during meetings. Parents said this is a way for them to be silenced. Board members discussed the time limit at the Aug. 10 meeting, saying that the change was needed so that they could conduct business in a timely manner.

The board didn’t get the chance to discuss the item in person.

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