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Williamsville private school suing over mask mandate

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Williamsville private school suing over mask mandate
Williamsville private school suing over mask mandate
Williamsville private school suing over mask mandate.

WHEN THEY ARE INSIDE THECLASSROOM IS THE SUBJECT OF ANEW LAWSUIT.

THE STATE SAYSALL CHILDREN AGE TWO AND UPMUST WEAR A MASK INSIDE ASCHOOL BUILDING -- WHETHERTHEY ARE VACCINATED OR NOT.MASKS ARE OPTIONAL OUTSIDE.STUDENTS CAN ALSO TAKE THEMOFF WHEN THEY ARE EATINGLUNCH.

BUT AS HANNAH BUEHLERREPORTS -- ONE LOCAL SCHOOL ISNOW SUING NEW YORK STATE TOTRY AND HAVE THIS MANDATEREVOKE56 NATS: IT'S THE FIRST DAY OFSCHOOL AT CHRISTIAN CENTRALACADEMY IN WILLIAMSVILLE NATSINSIDEHIS PHOTO OF ACHRISTIAN CENTRAL ACADEMYSECOND GRADE CLASSROOM SHOWSDESKS SPACED SIX FEET APARTSOT: WE'VE TAKEN THOSE EXTRASAFETY MEASURES MICHAEL OHARAIS THE DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENTFOR THE SCHOOL& HE SAYS THATAS A PRIVATE SCHOOL THEY WOULD*NO* HAVE TO FOLLOW ERIECOUNTY AND STATE GUIDELINES ONMASKS IN SCHOOL THEY CAN MAKETHEIR OWN POLICY REGARDINGMASKSHAT BEING A PARENTSMASKS HAT GUIDANCECHOICE.

BUT NOWHAS CHANGED THE SCHOOL FILEDTHIS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATEAND COUNTY REGARDING THE BACKTO SCHOOL MASK GUIDANCE SOT:THE POINT OF OUR POLICY IS TOGIVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE SO EACHFAMILY CAN FOLLOW THEIR OWNCONVICTIONS THE LAWSUIT CLAIMSTHE DISTRICT HAS SPENT MORETHAN 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS ONSAFETY UPGRADES.

THEYINSTALLED STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRFILTRATION SYSTEMS IN EACHCLASSROOM, AND HIRED MORETEACHERS TO MAKE CLASS SIZESSMALLER.

SOT: THEY'VE BEENTOLD SINCE THE BEGINNING OFTHE PANDEMIC IT'S SIX FEET ORA MASK ATTORNEY TODD ALDINGERREPRESENTS THE DISTRICT.

THELAWSUIT CLAIMS THE DISTRICTHAS WELCOMED MANY NEW FAMILIESTHIS YEAR DUE TO THE SCHOOLMAKING ITS OWN MASK POLICY.THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS LOSINGTHESE STUDENTS COULD ACCOUNTFOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OFDOLLARS IN LOSSES SOT: IT'SNOT AN ANTI MASK POLICY IT'S APARENT CHOICE POLICY WEREACHED OUT TO THOSE FROM THECOUNTY NAMED IN THE SUIT THEPRESS PERSON FOR COUNTYEXECUTIVE MARK POLONCARZRESPONDED SAYING MARK WOULD*NOT COMMEN* ON PENDINGLITIGATION BUT LATER IN THEAFTERNOON POLONCARZ TWEETED:"WHILE I'M DISAPPOINTED ASCHOOL SUED THE COUNTY ANDSTATE TO OVERTURN OURUNIVERSAL MASKING IN SCHOOLSPOLICY, I'M NOT SURPRISED BYIT.

WHAT IS SURPRISING IS THESUIT WAS FILED BECAUSE THESCHOOL IS FACING A "LOSS OFREVENUE." THE CASE HEADS TOCOURT ON TUESDAY.

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