The Carroll County Board of Education has taken plenty of criticism regarding decisions made amid the COVID-19 pandemic, on social media, through letters to the editor and commentary, by employees, parents, elected officials from this county and others and, absolutely, from us in this space. Politics undoubtedly played a role in some of the disapproval, but what’s best for the kids in our community is simply a subject that arouses passion.
There were times that the board members’ decisions went against prevailing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wisdom. There were times they went against the advice of local experts. They were even times they went against their own previously stated positions.