A group of parents — who say their children have been illegally shortchanged by Los Angeles Unified School District’s return-to-school plan — is seeking a court order to force the district to reopen “to the greatest extent possible” within seven days.

The lawsuit, filed late Wednesday, asks the court to prohibit L.A. Unified from using a six-foot distancing standard in classrooms because it effectively prevents the school district “from providing in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible.” latimes.com/california/sto…
It also seeks to prohibit the district from requiring students to take regular coronavirus tests as a condition for returning to campus.

The parent group has brought in the same attorneys who sued successfully in San Diego County, preventing the state from enforcing guidelines requiring four feet of distance between desks.latimes.com/california/sto…

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