A Pediatrician Joined the School Board During Covid-19. Her Face Mask Recommendations Could Cost Her the Job.

FARGO, ND — When pediatrician Tracie Newman joined the school board here last year, so many residents were eager for her expert help guiding students through the pandemic that there was a waiting list for her campaign lawn signs.

Now some of those same parents are supporting a recall to get her off the board. They say her recommendation that children wear masks this fall exceeds their right as parents to determine what is best for children’s health and education. They have collected thousands of signatures to remove her from the board, staged protests and questioned the integrity of Dr. Newman at school board meetings.

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