Marlys Davidson: School board president says ‘f ** k you’ to parents at Covid meeting
The president of an education council in California sparked outrage after being caught by a microphone swearing at a parent during a meeting this week after the parent raised concerns about mask and vaccine warrants in a school district.
Marlys Davidson, president of the Los Alamitos Unified School District School Board, was heard swearing at the meeting after Lauren Roupoli raised concerns about mandates on students that require them to wear masks in class. The concerned parent also protested the decision to give the children the Covid-19 vaccine, arguing that she believed the risks far outweighed the benefits.
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Speaking to the board, Roupoli accused a member of calling parents “selfish” for voicing their concerns at board meetings. Davidson was seen in a video cutting Roupoli midway through her speech to tell him she was out of time to speak on the board. However, the parent ended what she was saying and concluded her speech with a round of applause from the other parents present at the meeting. “We are loud because we are our children’s greatest advocates,” Roupoli said. Amidst cheers and applause, Davidson was heard saying “f *** you” through a microphone..
It comes amid reports of several clashes across the country between parents and school officials over Covid restrictions, programs based on critical race theory, trans rights, which have led the National School Boards Association to apologize for claiming that parents confronted with school district officials were akin to “national terrorists.” Attorney General Merrick Garland praised the letter of apology but called on the FBI to investigate these parents in a controversial memo that sparked considerable outrage.
Davidson, however, apologized for his remark after the meeting. “I reaffirm my commitment to serving our community with dignity and integrity, and I hope they will accept my sincere apologies,” she said, as reported by KTLA. Nonetheless, Roupoli insisted that Davidson “must step down” as president of LAUSD. “After his true colors showed off last night, there is nothing to complain about,” the parent said.
Davidson, who reportedly taught elementary and high school students for 25 years, joined the Los Alamitos Unified School District board in 2018. She grew up in the area and returned in 1980 after getting married and starting to work. teaching as a career. She and her husband have reportedly been involved in a number of leadership positions over the years, including the PTA, school site council, sports and scouts, according to the school boards website.
It should be noted that California is subject to a statewide mask warrant that affects more than 6.7 million students. The controversial move is supported by the state’s largest teacher unions as well as the California Association of School Boards. Parents opposed to childhood vaccines argue that long-term side effects are unknown and that such mandates infringe their respective medical freedoms. Meanwhile, their opponents argue the warrants are based “on science” and believe the only way to survive the pandemic is to get vaccinated and wear masks, Fox News reported.