Austin, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Friday, September 10 that he has filed six separate lawsuits against Spring Independent School District and five other school districts that have continued to defy the recent executive order banning government entities from issuing mask mandates.
The other five lawsuits are against Elgin, Galveston, Richardson, Round Rock, and Sherman school districts.
At least 85 school districts and county governments in the state have maintained mask mandates despite the executive order, according to a running list on the Texas Attorney General website.
Some 23 school districts and counties that had previously instated mask mandates have since revoked them in response to the threat of legal action from the state.
It has also been threatened that the state legislature could vote to cut funding from noncompliant school districts.