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State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on April 21, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

Missouri lawmaker Basye says it’s time for Legislature to step in, regarding CPS

State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on April 21, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

Missouri’s House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee chairman is blasting Columbia’s school board, saying he’s never seen a more militant group.

State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) spoke on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia.”

“When I say militant, they are just ignoring taxpayers and parents. And I have a lot of examples in this huge sunshine (law) request I got back,” Basye says.

Chairman Basye also criticizes the board’s decision this week to extend CPS’ indoor masking requirement. CPS requires students and staff to wear masks indoors and on buses. Mask mandate supporters say it’s about protecting health.

Basye, whose district includes Boone County, says it’s time for the state Legislature to step in regarding CPS.

“There are a couple of bills that I’m going to file. Number one, a recall. You cannot recall a school board member, so we had that moving last year. It just didn’t make it, so I’m going to file that bill again,” says Basye.

Opponents of the school board member recall legislation have said that it’s unnecessary.

 

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