CARLYLE, IL. (ECWd) -
Today, a Temporary Restraining Order was issued against Carlyle CUSD#1 and its Superintendent Annie Gray, which is protecting the rights of a student to attend school and participate in in-person education.
The school district made its own determination that student was in close contact with an alleged positive person COVID-19 case and refused her attendance at the school. This was done without consultation or communication between the Health Department, student, and parent(s).
From the Order:
- Defendants, are enjoined from excluding Z.P. from the facilities for being an individual public health risk unless an order of quarantine issues against Z.P. from the local health department as required by the Illinois State Board of Education.
- Defendants are enjoined from demanding Plaintiff provide the District a release from quarantine order in order for Z.P. to return to in-person learning, unless an order of quarantine should issue.
- Nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit the local health department from issuing an order of quarantine against Z.P. in a manner prescribed by law.
- Nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit the District from implementing a school wide, or district wide, remote learning program.
Plenary Hearing set for September 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Clinton County Circuit Court.
See Order below: