JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has redoubled his efforts to take Missouri school districts to court for continuing to enforce masked mandates.
“Last month, I informed several school districts that their decisions to continue enforcing mask duty were illegal and must be stopped immediately,” Schmitt said. “Some school districts have dropped their mask-wearing mandate and quarantine orders, but others continue to defy the law, despite the fact that COVID-19 poses very little risk to children.”
In recent meetings, the Lee’s Summit, Park Hill, and Raytown school boards all voted to implement masking duties for individuals inside school buildings and buses.
All three counties said the mandate would be reviewed later:
- Lee’s Summit – February 3
- Raytown – February 15
- Park Hill – January 27
Schmitt added that the lawsuit will be filed by the end of the week.
“My office is currently finalizing lawsuits against all school districts that are not complying to end the mandatory masking of students, which will be filed later this week,” Schmitt said. “For a long time now, the power to make health decisions regarding children has been taken from the hands of officials and placed in the hands of parents and families, and I will take this entire district to the next level. Another school district goes to court to achieve that goal.”
In December, one District Judge Cole sided with Schmitt in a ruling after five Missouri counties, including Jackson County, tried to overturn a ruling that stripped local health departments of the ability to apply COVID-19 regulations.
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