How State-Level Mask Policy Prohibitions Impact Students with Disabilities

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In this podcast, attorneys Wendy Tucker and Paul O’Neill from the Center for Learner Equity describe the current legal landscape in 10 states with state-level prohibitions against mask requirements in schools. They discuss the complaints filed in each state, including lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act by families of students with disabilities. They also examine the legal maneuvering occurring and the actions being taken by the local parties and the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The conversation includes discussing what school leaders and teachers in these states can do as the legal battles continue.