cleveland cleveland.com 04 Jan, 2021 23:30 am

Federal appeals court in Ohio overturns decision to close private schools in Toledo because of COVID pandemic

Federal appeals court in Ohio overturns decision to close private schools in Toledo because of COVID pandemic
A federal appeals court has ruled that adolescent students at three Toledo parochial schools can return to classes.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A federal appeals court has ruled that adolescent students at three Toledo parochial schools can return to classes in buildings that were closed because of the coronavirus.Circuit Court of Appeals last week overturned a decision by Lucas County health officials Dec.” The schools immediately appealed to the appeals court, which stressed that the decision violated the schools’ rights.The appeals court granted the injunction, allowing the schools to permit in-person classes.

Attorneys for the schools called the decision to prevent the in-person classes at the religious schools discriminatory.The schools’ attorneys said that the private schools closed while the county allowed gyms, tanning salons, office buildings and a large casino to remain open.

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