From The Roar Release #13 – Dated 9/13/2021
As many of you know, last week a district judge granted a temporary injunction to allow schools to institute a mask mandate for students. However, schools must allow students to opt-out. This week, an injunction was filed stating that parents DO NOT have to use an opt-out form provided by the school district. Some schools are drafting opt-out forms which are confusing, lengthy, or contain language that places liability on parents for illness. Read the full injunction here. It now states that parents can file any exemption that is consistent with title 70. The exemption form in title 70 is the vaccine exemption form that can be found on our website under resources. You can simply model your form after that one or create one similar, BUT ANY WRITTEN STATEMENT will do.
Oklahoma Title 70 says: “1. A certificate of a licensed physician as defined in Section 725.2 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes, stating that the physical condition of the child is such that…
2. A written statement by the parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child objecting to …whereupon the child shall be exempt from the….”
OKHPR has created a mask exemption sample form that is modeled after title 70. Please feel free to download and use this form OR create your own.
OK GOP Chairman John Bennett spoke about this issue earlier this week. We urge you to give it a listen! This is why SB 658 is being ignored. SB 658 is still a victory because thousands of parents have woken up! The Attorney General is looking at this matter and if not for SB 658 your schools would be requiring the vaccine too. No one ever said one bill would fix all issues. The root issue is who controls the schools. Keep fighting until that changes! You can file to run for your local school board in December!