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Rockridge named in COVID-19 lawsuit against 145 school districts

Parents are taking legal action against COVID-19-related mandates for Illinois schools.

TAYLOR RIDGE, Ill. — Parents from across the state have taken legal action against 145 school districts due to COVID-19 mandates.

The Rockridge School Board was named in a class action lawsuit filed against Illinois school districts, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

The lawsuit claims local health departments should have the authority to quarantine or mandate masks, not the school districts.

In August, Pritzker reinstated a statewide mask mandate that required all students and education staff to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

The Rockridge School District Superintendent Perry Miller declined to comment on the lawsuit Wednesday.