As school districts navigate their second year of pandemic-era instruction, school boards of directors are facing escalating hostility.
The increased attention has ranged from more participation at school board meetings, to harassment, to threats and intimidation.
Education leaders are calling for patience and civility.
Debbie Long has served on the Central Valley School Board since 2003. She says in 18 years, she’s presided over contentious issues, but none as divisive as masks and coronavirus vaccinations.