Students in grades 3-12 across Dane County began the school year virtually under a Public Health order barring in-person school for those grades until certain metrics were met. The state Supreme Court temporarily blocked that order Thursday, allowing students at some schools to return to in-person learning. Credit: Ruthie Hauge
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Many of Dane County’s private and parochial students will return to school buildings on Monday after the conservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked a county emergency order that barred in-person classes for grades 3-12 during the pandemic, the Cap Times reports.

The court issued its 4-3 order along familiar ideological lines. 

“While the sides make their arguments on the merits of the order over the next 60 days, the court determined that continuing to bar in-person school would do ‘irreparable harm’ and indicated in the opinion a likelihood that the challengers will win the final decision, as well,” Scott Girard reports.

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Students in grades 3-12 across Dane County began the school year virtually under a Public Health order barring in-person school for those grades until certain metrics were met. The state Supreme Court temporarily blocked that order Thursday, allowing students at some schools to return to in-person learning. Credit: Ruthie Hauge

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