Several districts filed a lawsuit seeking to block the implementation of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order allowing parents to opt their children out of school mask mandates as it took effect on Monday.
The lawsuit from seven school districts is not the first challenging the order, the legality of which will be evaluated this week by the state supreme court, following a petition from state Attorney General Jason Miyares seeking to uphold it.
The seven school districts, including the population centers of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Prince William, filed the lawsuit against Youngkin on Monday, seeking to enjoin the order which they said puts school boards “in a legally untenable position,” the Washington Post reported.
“Today’s action is not politically motivated … the lawsuit is not brought out of choice but out of necessity,” the districts said.
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