A group of parents has filed suit against the Hillsborough County School Board in hopes of challenging the district’s masking policy.
The 39 parents who filed suit argue that by maintaining a policy that only allows for a medical opt-out to the district’s mandatory mask policy, the school district is violating the Parents’ Bill of Rights Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law in June.
The plaintiffs also cite DeSantis’ executive order banning school districts from implementing mask mandates. They want a judge to overturn the mandatory mask policy.
The suit was filed on Sept. 22 in the 13th Judicial Circuit.
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