Scottsdale school board meeting ends in uproar over requiring attendees to wear masks

Following eight minutes of interruption, there was a second recess and, ultimately, the board canceled the meeting./ Scottsdale Unified School District

By Renata Cló | Arizona Republic

A Scottsdale Unified School District governing board meeting was cut short on Tuesday night after attendees refused to wear masks despite district rules. 

The packed meeting started with a heated disagreement over mask use, with school board President Jann-Michael Greenburg asking parents and attendees to put their masks on or go to an overflow room where they would be able to watch the meeting in a socially distanced manner. 

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About six minutes after the meeting started, with board members not getting a chance to move forward with agenda items due to the commotion, the board went into recess for the first time. Following eight minutes of interruption, there was a second recess and, ultimately, the board canceled the meeting. 

Emotions were running so high and there was so much disagreement that the police were called. The Arizona Republic reached out to the Scottsdale Police Department but had not heard back by the time of publishing. 

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