Several school board members and district workers were named in the first complaint, which was filed in federal district court this week through Shannon Jensen against by the Waukesha School System, the Waukesha EducationBoard, and several school district employees, according to court records.
A separate complaint was filed against Fall Creek School District, its board, its superintendent, and individual members of the board on Monday.
Several Parents In Wisconsin Have Filed A Lawsuit Against Two School Districts For Their Covid Mitigation Measures, Claiming That The System Failed To Prevent Their Children From Being Infected
The complaint claims that the district has “recklessly refused” to implement Covid-19 strategies to mitigate recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to Kildahl’s complaint, “by bringing students back to class in the presence of unmasked staff, reinstituting extracurriculars, and allowing potentially infectious visitors and volunteers to enter the school systems without masks, FCSD, as well as the BOARD, threw pupils into a Covid-19 “snake pit,” creating an affirmative duty to keep students safe from Covid-19.”Schools have become a new battlefield in the fight against misinformation around the Covid-19 vaccination.
Officials, including members of the general public, agree that getting kids back into classrooms at the start of the current academic year is a top concern, but how to do this has been a source of contention throughout the country in recent months.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that all school personnel and children wear a mask inside regardless of the vaccination status. However, these recommendations have not been implemented uniformly.
New research published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the risk of coronavirus infections among children and adults is similar, except that children are more likely to be asymptomatic. Kildahl told the media on Tuesday morning that her kid came back positive for Covid-19 after coming into contact with an infected pupil who did not wear a mask at the time of the test.
Her kid was asymptomatic and is doing well, but she expressed concern about the long-term consequences of the illness. Neither she nor her spouse was found to be infected with the virus.
Jensen’s children have tested positive for Covid-19 on two occasions. According to court papers, Jensen’s complaint claims that the school system and board are “knowingly, unnecessarily, irrationally, and dangerously exposing the public” to a virus by continuing to conduct courses “without appropriate Covid-19 mitigation.”The press has reached out to the school board and district Administrator James Sebert for comment on the situation.
According to Jensen’s court papers, the school has installed masking, heat checks, plexiglass separators, and contact tracking for the 2020-21 school year. She also claims that the school has established temperature monitoring.
However, for the current school year, the district’s school administration decided to eliminate the majority of mitigating measures, including masking restrictions. According to court papers, the family required their three children to wear masks on a regular basis, but many other pupils did not follow their example.