Port Byron Board of Education berated by community members during September meeting

Following a major disruption during its Board of Education meeting, Port Byron Central School District will be reevaluating how to go about future meetings.

A group from the community came to share during the public comment portion of the meeting on their concerns over the mask mandate.

The meeting ended early when community member started swearing at the board and shouting over each other.


The community members appeared angry over the mask mandates and directed it at the school board when it’s Governor Kathy Hochul who put the mandate into effect.

In a video online, board members can be seen leaving early with community members cheering, yelling that they took it as their resignation.

One community member admitted to swearing and later apologizing, and others felt upset when the board members walked out but understood.

Many members are saying the school shouldn’t be following the state’s mandate.


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