On Monday, the Department of Education stated that it had launched civil rights investigations into five statewide School mask mandate bans to see if they discriminate against students with disabilities. The Department of Education I nvestigates whether the statewide restrictions discriminate against students with disabilities through five civil rights investigations.
Before purchasing Ivermectin, a Las Vegas feed store demands clients produce a picture of their horse. Despite severe warnings from virtually every professional health group, state, the federal government, and the drug manufacturer, the shop is experiencing a shortage of anti-parasite medicine. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is intensifying its campaign against Republican governors who oppose mandatory masks in schools.
The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent letters to school officials in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. They explain how bans on universal School maskrequirements could prevent schools from implementing policies that protect students from COVID-19, particularly those with underlying medical conditions related to their disability.
The investigations will look at whether the prohibitions violate provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibit discrimination based on a person’s disability and guarantee free public education to all pupils. Over the next few weeks, the OCR will collect data from the five education departments, according to the agency. However, due to court disputes or other state actions, the agency did not initiate investigations into every state with a ban on School mask mandates. As a result, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, and Texas are not yet implementing their policies.
The office said in the release, “However, the Department will continue to closely monitor those states and is prepared to take action if state leaders prevent local schools or districts from implementing universal indoor masking or if the current court decisions were to be reversed.”
Students across the country are beginning another school year under a shadow of worry as the coronavirus delta strain spreads across the country, threatening to disrupt preparations for the second year in a row. The pandemic’s unpredictability has caused widespread worry among students and teachers as they prepare to return to in-person school for the first time since March 2020, with fears that COVID-19 could disrupt educational routines once more.
Back-to-school season has elicited conflicting reactions from youngsters and their families. After months of virtual learning, many students look forward to returning to in-person classes while other adults watch the rising number of pediatric cases.