Treasurer resigns after Mason School Board votes 4-3 to require masks

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 10:00 PM EDT
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MASON, Mich. (WILX) - The Mason School Board has voted to require masks for all students, staff and faculty in the fall. Following the vote Ralph Bebe, the Treasurer and among those who voted ‘no,’ resigned.

The decision was made after a two hour special meeting held Monday. During the meeting many community residents shared their thoughts, both for and against a mask requirement, with the board. The board discussed the issue for over 90 minutes before voting 4-3 to require masks.

Following the vote Bebe resigned.

“I’m just done...” Bebe said. “This community is so divided. I am clearly not connected to at least half of this community and certainly some of the board members...”

Mason Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki said, “Mr. Beebe was an exemplary leader and member of the Mason Board of Education for many years. His stewardship and vision have made a lasting impression on our school district. Mr. Beebe has served the community of Mason and Mason Public Schools in countless ways that have moved our district forward and he will be missed. We thank him for his service.”

Bebe was elected Treasurer in 2003, and his current term would have expired in 2022.

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