Lawsuit To Stop Bristol-Warren Schools Reopening Rejected

(Bristol, RI)--A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has denied a request from a teachers' union to stop Bristol-Warren schools from re-opening for in-person learning.The union argued unsuccessfully that the state law covering school safety inspections should be interpreted to include COVID-19 guidance and that the buildings are not safe.Two schools in the district, Colt Andrews Elementary and Mount Hope High School, are not starting off with full in-person learning.Colt Andrews because a staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19, and Mount Hope is dealing with a social-distancing issue.

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