Calif. parents sue Gov. Newsom to reopen schools

FILE – In this July 9, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Hector Amezcua, Pool, File)

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UPDATED 8:30 AM PT – Friday, August 14, 2020

California parents are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) after stating that it’s dangerous to keep schools closed in the state. On Thursday, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the governor said his order to keep schools closed is causing academic and psychological damage to students.

The lawsuit was filed last month after Newsom enacted strict restrictions on school districts scheduled to reopen in the fall. At the end of July, he also announced all counties with rising coronavirus cases would be banned from in-person learning.

“We are now putting forth guidelines that say schools can physically open for in-person education when the county that they’re operating in has been off our monitoring list for 14 consecutive days,” stated Newsom.

The counties on that list, including Los Angeles and San Diego, are home to most of the state’s population. The parents’ lawsuit is scheduled to be heard before a judge Monday.

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