Texas Attorney General: Private Religious Schools Don't Have To Abide By Local Pandemic Mandates

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
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 “As the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed just last week, there are robust constitutional and statutory protections unique to religious individuals and communities, specifically including religious private schools,” said Attorney General Paxton. “In accordance with the protections granted by the First Amendment and Texas law, this guidance allows religious private schools to determine for themselves when to reopen free from any government mandate or interference.”