Teutopolis Parents' Lawsuit Over Masking Dismissed, Now Part of a Mega Suit Next Week


Published on October 28 2021 7:52 am
Last Updated on October 28 2021 7:52 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham County case brought by parents of some students of the Teutopolis School District seeking to have the students exempted from wearing masks at school has been dismissed. 

The motion to dismiss the case was made at the request of the parents this past Friday by their attorney, Thomas DeVore of Greenville. As a result of the dismissal of the case, a scheduled telephone conference call concerning the matter this morning has been canceled. 

Teutopolis Superintendent of Schools Matt Sturgeon said there is a "mega case" now on file in Macoupin County Circuit Court in Carlinville. That case involves 145 schools and will reportedly include the Teutopolis district.

The mega case has a status hearing scheduled for next Friday, November 5, at 1:30pm. 

A group of superintendents and school board members from a number of school districts across the state have been holding Zoom meetings for the past several weeks to plot strategy over the issue of local control of schools.