After a recent face mask protest at Paso Robles High School, some students started talking with each other about how they have been graded by teachers on face mask obedience at the school. Students have collected and verified the following teachers at Paso Robles High School have graded and evaluated students based on the level of obedience they showed in their mask use: Jennifer Fuller, Deborah McPherson, Amanda Logan, Geoffrey Land, Joshua Gwiazda, and Alexander Engle.
In response, this week 50 Paso Robles High students walked into the high school unmasked in violation of the recommendation and policies of the high school, county, and state. The students continued onward unmasked into the classroom. Soon, another 50-75 students joined them. (Photo above)
Participating students expressed a demand to end the masking mandates.
During an interview on Fox and Friends Thursday February 17th, Paso Robles High Senior Hunter Breese revealed to host Brian Kilmeade that teachers were grading and evaluating students on masks use and compliance. “Some teachers put it under the category of participation to hide what they are doing. They tell their students, though, that mask enforcement and obedient mask wearing will be a part of the participation grade,” said Breese. Watch the short news clip at Fox and Friends.
Located in San Luis Obispo, California, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees, the governing board of the school, has repeatedly seen leadership rebuff agenda items related to ending the mandates, calling such action out of its control.
A closer look at Breese’s own online grade book from social studies teacher Geoffrey Land’s class last semester indicates Land had no fear of repercussion from district leadership, as he twice mentioned mask compliance being a problem for Breese.
As an illustration, for a September 2, 2021 assignment, the teacher commented four times on the project in the online grade book. Two of the four comments related to mask compliance. One comment read “Mask not always in palce.” [sic]
Breese received a 15 out of 20 on the grade book entry, with no additional mention of why he would have been marked down.
Tuesday night, February 22, 2022, the district school board will meet to re-evaluate district enforcement of mask mandates during their regularly scheduled board meeting. That night, they will also take up the issue of censuring Superintendent Curt Dubost and President Chris Arend for illegally blocking previous board votes on face mask mandates.
- Paso Robles High School Teachers Grading Students Based On Face Mask Obedience - February 18, 2022