Letters to the Superintendent and Cobb County School Board

Hi folks! A quick note from Mrs. Yoy as I know it's been awhile. For those that know me personally, you know that I've been very vocal in unsuccessfully convincing the Cobb County School board to change their COVID policies, which to this day, remain a steaming pile of sh*t. We follow zero health guidelines and figuring out the quarantine policy is akin to solving that math problem from Good Will Hunting. I will be publishing the letters I've sent to the board and Superintendent over the last 18 days of school. I've heard back from my representative, who is lovely, and my pediatric dentist who also serves on the board, but it's been crickets from the voting block of four and the Superintendent, Chris Ragsdale. Apparently, he's too busy pumping iron and self-tanning. Anyway, enjoy.

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (E-mail sent on August 2, 2021)

Good morning from East Cobb! As a long time resident, I am writing you this morning to plead with you to reconsider the mask policy for Cobb County schools this year. I’ve been speaking with many parents and we are stressed and saddened by the lack of consideration and communication from the board regarding the recent surge of Covid.

In case you wanted to know, I also can see the future. And in two weeks when we are all at home, virtual again with sick kids, teachers, and bus drivers and others in quarantine, I will be thinking of you and your total disregard for the health of our children and our families.

Look, we all make judgment mistakes. We all have a crazy family member spreading conspiracy theories. But we don’t let these people/internet comment sections guide our work decisions. Gosh, I can’t imagine if I let my dad’s view of our tax system guide how I prepared tax returns in my job as a CPA. I’d get fired. 

Please don’t let your pride interfere with morality. It’s time to do the right thing. We will applaud you for your common sense and bravery. 

I’m the meantime, it is with fear and dread, and not an ounce of happiness, that I send my sweet and anxious children to Middle School this morning. How can I keep them safe? I have to rely on other parents to do the right thing. And that is incredible frightening.

Thank you for reading.
Mrs. Yoy

A visual of what I'm working with here...

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