Group asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to keep Racine from closing schools

Posted at 12:10 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 13:12:58-05

RACINE — The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has filed a lawsuit asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to halt the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) from switching to virtual-only instruction.

The school closure order was issued on Nov. 11 by the Racine Public Health Department, requiring all schools within its jurisdiction to close their buildings beginning Nov. 27 to Jan. 15 in order to combat a growing surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.

WILL is asking the Court to accept the case and block the current Racine closure order.

“The Wisconsin Supreme Court took our legal challenges and issued an injunction when Dane County illegally attempted to close all schools," said WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg. "Because the issues presented in Racine are so similar, it is our hope the Court will take the original action and issue a similar injunction in Racine while the Dane County case is under consideration.”

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