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Lawsuit Challenges Jacksonville Private School’s Classroom Mask Mandate

The Episcopal School of Jacksonville is in a legal battle as several parents are suing over the right for their children to go without masks in the classroom.

The parents take issue with a policy that only allows students who are fully vaccinated to go without a face covering.

Right now, according to school policies posted on the website, a student at Episcopal must wear a mask in class for the first 30 days of school unless they’re fully vaccinated. If they have proof of vaccination, their parents can opt them out.

However, the lawsuit challenges that is not fair, pointing out some children aren’t even old enough for the vaccine.

Jacksonville attorney Daniel Bean, who’s also co-counsel for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ legal challenge to banning mask mandates, represents seven Episcopal families claiming the policy is against the law.

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