I was glad to read about the administrators at Riverside-Brookfield High School and Brookfield-LaGrange Park District 95 who stood up to the anti-maskers. (“Court ruling has school districts scrambling on mask mandate”, News, Feb. 9).

 Masks and vaccines for kids are keeping them safe. Why would anyone want to roll that back now? How sad was it to hear about school districts in the Chicagoland area who had to resort to remote learning on a fine weather day due to the anti-mask backlash.  And there were parents acting like 3 year olds at school board meetings because they refused to go along with the mask mandate or to even discuss it in a civilized manner. What are these incidents teaching our kids?

  The judge’s optional mask ruling in Springfield did not apply to those districts or parents that were not involved in the original lawsuit. This was not a class-action suit. That temporary restraining order is being appealed immediately by the attorney general. Administrators should be commended for exercising their legal authority.

 The director of the CDC has called for a continuation of the mask mandate in schools. That should be the guiding principle for parents. With less than 25 percent of our K-6th grade population fully vaccinated, parents need to start following all of the science, instead of acting more childlike than most of their kids.

 Jan Goldberg, Riverside