I am a proud Montclarion and father of two. First and foremost, we must acknowledge the work our state, parents and our school district have done to prioritize both our children's safety and education. Unfortunately, throughout this pandemic in other parts of our country, those two basic rights have been mutually exclusive.

As for lifting the mask mandate for New Jersey schools on March 7, I support the governor's decision and believe it is the absolute right action at the right time.

John McDonald
Montclair

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