Update: US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns lower court siding with Beshear to continue virtual learning
The ruling today overturns the lower court order citing Governor Beshear's Executive Order keeping kids home from school until December 13 was unconstitutional.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today, Sunday, November 29, in favor of Governor Andy Beshear's executive order to keep students home from school to learn virtually until December 13 to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the deadly disease that has killed over 250,000 U.S. citizens. The appeal was filed after a previous ruling on Friday from the lower court temporarily interrupting the Governor's order.
The case in the lower courts was filed by Danville Christian Academy, joined by Kentucky's Attorney General David Cameron, claiming that the order shouldn't pertain to religious schools on the grounds of their First Amendment rights.
Beshear tweeted earlier today regarding the ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Below is the tweet.
A local school in Paducah, St. Mary School System was set to send elementary students back to the classroom on Monday, November 30 as middle and high school students participated in virtual learning. The upperclassmen were scheduled to return to in-person learning on December 7.
If you would like to read the original article, follow this link: St. Mary School System sending K-5 back to the classroom on Monday