With the Delta variant running rampant, Dozens of districts across Texas have defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s order banning mask mandates.
Paxton announced Friday he’s filed lawsuits against six Texas school districts that are requiring masks for students and staff. Two of them are in the Houston area.
- Spring ISD
- Galveston ISD
- Richardson ISD
- Round Rock ISD
- Sherman ISD
- Elgin ISD
With the Delta variant running rampant, dozens of districts across Texas have defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s order banning mask mandates.
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Paxton said they’re violating Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38 which put him in charge of the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Not only are superintendents across Texas openly violating state law, but they are using district resources—that ought to be used for teacher merit raises or other educational benefits—to defend their unlawful political maneuvering,” Paxton said in a news release.
Written by Michelle Homer