Four Georgia students with respiratory disabilities who sued their Atlanta metropolitan school district for allegedly refusing to accommodate their in-person schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic had their claims kept alive by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit last week.

Cobb County Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, along with four members of the school board and the school district collectively, were accused of violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Four students claimed that the district’s decision to remove several COVID-19 health measures would cause “irreparable harm” by keeping them out of in-person learning.

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