School Officials Should Pass Safer Reopening Plans, Not Beg For Protection From Liability

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Don’t tell me what to do.


But don’t hold me accountable for what I do, either.


That seems to be the position of school officials on reopening classes during the Coronavirus pandemic.


On the one hand, school boards don’t want a state or federal mandate about how to reopen schools in the fall.

On the other hand, they don’t want to be sued by children, families or staff who get sick or die as a result of reckless reopening plans.


The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is behind a push at both the state and federal level for temporary, limited liability protections in case students or staff become infected with Covid-19.

The organization is asking state legislatures and US Congress to pass bills including such protections.

At the same time, the organization is pushing state governors and the President to pass the plan through executive orders.


None of which should…

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