By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A group of families is suing the North Allegheny School District for making mask-wearing optional.READ MORE: As Winter Storm System Moves In, Pittsburghers Pack Grocery Stores For Last-Minute Items
The new development comes about a month after the school board ended the mask mandate.READ MORE: 1 Shot In Downtown Pittsburgh
The board voted to let parents decide if their children should wear a face covering in schools, but in a new lawsuit, some parents say the policy jeopardizes their medically vulnerable students.
They’re asking a federal judge to step in, saying North Allegheny’s policy violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.MORE NEWS: Seven Springs Opens Faster, High-Capacity Chairlift
It’s not the first time parents have taken legal action over masks at North Allegheny. In August, parents and students filed a complaint to reverse the optional masking policy.