Preliminary Injunction Will Keep Lee’s Mask Order Unenforceable In Shelby County

A Federal Judge Granted A Preliminary Injunction Friday That Will Allow Shelby County Schools To Continue To Mandate All Students Wear Masks As A Way To Mitigate COVID-19.

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Pediatric Groups Join School Mask Mandate Lawsuit Against Lee

Two Related Pediatric Health Organizations Have Joined Two Shelby County Families In Their Lawsuit Against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Regarding His Order Allowing Families To Opt Children Out Of School Mask Mandates.

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Former Chattanooga COO Appointed To Metro Nashville Schools COO Role

Maura Sullivan Will Serve As The Newly Redefined Chief Operating Officer For Metro Schools After Serving For More Than Five Years In The COO Position For The City Of Chattanooga For Former Mayor Andy Berke.

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… September 10, 2021

1) Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate To Affect 100 Million Americans
2) Afghan Refugee Vetting Process In Question While TN Targeted For Resettlement
3) Tennessee Special Ops Working To Rescue Allies In Afghanistan
4) University Of TN Knoxville Hosts Racially Segregated Workshops
5) Judge Issues Restraining Order On Lee’s School Mask Mandate In Shelby County
6) Reward For Missing Hawkins County Girl Surpasses $38,000
7) Memphis Border Patrol Agents Intercept Mexican Drug Shipment

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Wilson County Schools Will Require Masks Until October

In A Recent Meeting Of The Wilson County School Board, The Members Voted To Require Masks Until At Least October. Starting On Friday, September 10, Masks Will Have To Be Worn In Classrooms Across The District.

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Chattanooga Group Protests Vaccine And Mask Mandates

On Saturday, September 4, The Hamilton County Group Tennessee Neighbors For Liberty Gathered To Hold A Freedom Rally. The Rally Was Held As A Way For Members To Protest Current Vaccine Requirements And Mask Mandates Being Enforced Across The State, Including In Some Schools.

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Schwinn Approves 8 Waivers Allowing Some Tennessee Schools To Shift To Remote Learning Temporarily

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Has Granted Eight Of 14 Waiver Requests From Tennessee School Leaders Wanting To Switch Temporarily To Remote Learning Under A COVID Response Plan That Began This Week.

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Families File Federal Lawsuit Against Governor Lee And Shelby County Mask Policies

Two Families In Shelby County Have Brought A Class Action Lawsuit Against Both Governor Lee And Shelby County, Claiming That The Governor’s Executive Order Allowing Parents To Opt Out Of School Mask Mandates Violates The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) And Section 504 Of The Rehabilitation Act.

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Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classrooms

The Amount Of Funding For Education In Tennessee Rises Each Year, But A Report Released On Wednesday Reveals That The Amount Of Taxpayer Money That Is Funneled To Classrooms Has Not.

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Feds Take Notice Of Lee’s School Mask Mandate Opt-Out Order

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order Allowing Parents To Opt Out Of School Or Local Government Mask Mandates Has Gotten The Attention Of The Biden Administration And U.S. Secretary Of Education Miguel Cardona.

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