The suit, filed in the Atlanta division of U.S. District Court for the northern district of Georgia, names the Cobb County School District, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale and each of the seven members of the school board. It cites the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which gives students the right to accommodations at school.
The complaint contrasts the Cobb district’s COVID-19 protocols with CDC recommendations for schools, such as universal masking in schools and on buses, social distancing and the promotion of vaccines. It asks for an injunction prohibiting Cobb school officials from violating federal law and an order that the school district develop policies that follow CDC guidelines. It also seeks unspecified damages and court costs.