Community Impact Newspaper previously reported that a lawsuit against the district over its mask policies originally had a hearing set for Sept. 23. That hearing has been rescheduled for early November, although it is not clear why.
This is the second time the hearing has been postponed. Court records show the hearing was first set for Sept. 1 before its first rescheduling.
is one of several lawsuits currently lodged against the district. Two lawsuits are from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over the district's mask mandate, and another is from members of the Board of Trustees who are the subject of resolutions to censure. The board has not yet taken action on the latter suit.
The rescheduling of the hearing for a temporary injunction on mask policies has no bearing on the district's recently implemented mask matrix, which remains in place following a Sept. 22 vote from the board of trustees.
Under the mask matrix, the district is currently in Stage 5, requiring students to wear masks indoors with medical exceptions. As established by the original mask mandate, students, staff and faculty will be able to remove their masks while seated in their campus cafeteria or staff lunchrooms and while outdoors.
Masks will also not be required while students and staff are participating in athletics or fine arts. They may be required in physical education classes if deemed appropriate by a coach, director or instructor, according to the district.