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Az Supreme Court rules laws blocking school vaccine & mask mandates were unconstitutionally passed

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a series of laws barring schools from implementing COVID mask and vaccination mandates were unconstitutionally passed by the Arizona Legislature, as was a law meant to block teaching "critical race theory."... Read more»1

Treasury warns Ducey that federal funds cannot be to 'undermine' COVID mitigation

The U.S. Treasury warned Gov. Doug Ducey that he cannot use federal funds intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as leverage against school districts that implemented mask mandates. ... Read more»

Tucson-area school districts celebrate ruling halting Az laws that blocked COVID mask mandates

Local schools, Pima County leaders and Democratic state legislators said that a judge made the "right call" with a Monday ruling that a series of laws passed by the Arizona Legislature barring schools from implementing COVID mask and vaccination mandates was unconstitutional. ... Read more»

Arizona judge says law doesn’t yet block Phoenix school mask mandate

Republican lawmakers can’t sidestep a provision of the Arizona Constitution that dictates when new laws go into effect by adding a retroactivity clause, a Maricopa County judge ruled in a case attempting to overturn Phoenix Union High School District’s new face mask mandate.... Read more»

Catalina Foothills, Amphi both mandate K-12 COVID masks

Both Amphitheater and Catalina Foothills school districts will require COVID masks for students, staff, teachers, and visitors after a judge said Monday that the Arizona law blocking such mandates in schools is not yet in effect. ... Read more»