04:00 Kari Williams calls the meeting to order, Semi Bird makes a motion "effective immediately we vote to go to mask choice in the Richland School District."
04:45 Rick Jansons states that he believes the motion is out of order and that the vote is illegal.
06:30 Semi Bird explains his reason for the motion, including an assertion that a mandate is not a law.
21:10 Ms Williams calls for the vote: Mr Bird, Ms Byrd and Ms William vote Yes; Mr Jansons and Ms Oldson vote No; Motion passed 3-2 for mask choice.
February 17, 2022 - Emergency board meeting in which the resolution to make masks optional in Richland Schools is amended to be effective on the same day that the Washington state mask mandate expires.
Recordings of additional board meetings can be found on the Richland School District website under Board Meeting Recordings.
The following is a list of links to news articles related to the recall. Please note that you may encounter a paywall.June 14, 2022 - Tri-Cities judge tosses out 1 charge in Richland School Board recall
February 24, 2022 - Richland School Board violated WA open meetings law over mask vote, lawsuit claims.
February 23, 2022 - 1,500 demand immediate resignation of 3 Richland school leaders in wake of mask vote.
February 22, 2022 - Richland school board may be heading for another shakeup.
February 17, 2022 - Richland students return to class Friday with masks on - for now.
February 17, 2022 - Richland superintendent explains why schools closed. 2nd emergency meeting called.
February 16, 2022 - Richland parents divided after school board sudden decision to go mask optional.
February 16, 2022 - Richland school board still meeting in emergency session over mask decision.
February 15, 2022 - Richland schools close immediately after surprise vote to defy WA mask mandate.
February 10, 2022 - Mask frustration boils over in another tense Richland School Board meeting.
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