Two parent groups, "Reopen California Schools" and "Let Them Breathe" claim the mask requirements at schools is more harmful than helpful to students.
The current mask requirement applies to kindergarten students through 12th graders and health officials have stated it allows for full-time in-person learning where all students will be treated the same, whether they’re vaccinated or not. “A return to a normal school year is crucial to the mental and physical health recovery for students across California who have endured months of isolation,” said Jonathan Zachreson, founder of Reopen California Schools, an advocacy organization of nearly 16,000 California public school parents.
At least one other lawsuit has been filed over mask requirements in school. The father of a rising senior at Palo Alto High School sued the school district this month after his son was denied entry to a summer history class for not wearing a mask.