GOP bill would allow parents to transfer children to different school over Covid policies

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Parents who don't support a school district's COVID-19 policies would be able to transfer their child to another school under a Republican bill.

The bill would expand the open enrollment deadline.

This would allow parents the option to transfer their child to another school due to a mask or vaccine requirement mandate.

If a school does not have any COVID-19 policies in place, parents could also choose to switch schools that align better with their values.

"We are in unprecedented times, that's what we are acknowledging here," said State Sen. John Jagler (R-Watertown). "When a district makes a change that is different because of Covid, that's when this bill applies."

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards is opposed to the bill.

They argue there's already a window of opportunity for parents to transfer their child.

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