NATIONAL (KTNV) — With the clock counting down to the first day of school, whether it's virtual or in-person or hybrid, the goal for many districts is to get back to the classroom eventually.
And that push is raising a lot of questions. Including if a student gets COVID-19 at school. Who is legally responsible?
While there's been no precedent during the current pandemic, attorney Natasha Scruggs says it makes things complicated.
Determining a schools' responsibility is murky because some districts have provisions that say children with an infectious disease shouldn't come to class.
Contradicting new waivers - essentially waiving a parent's right to certain legal action if their child gets COVID-19.
Scruggs says, in her opinion, the waivers wouldn't hold up in court.