Masks, controversial book both hot topics at fiery Commack school board meeting

A school board meeting in Commack Thursday night turned into a heated debate about a controversial book.
Some students defended the controversial book, “Persepolis,” that some consider to be racist and part of the controversial critical race theory curriculum. The topic got overheated at a community forum in the district Tuesday night when a student was booed.
The mask mandate also a continued hot topic at the meeting and before. Parents and kids rallied outside Commack High School.
"Every day in my school, I have to wear the mask for six hours straight," said Natalia Kulakowski, who's in 9th grade.
While some say there are only a few weeks left in school and they should just leave things as they are for now, unmask rallies are popping up in more and more communities.