Lawsuit filed related to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order

On Monday, 12/7/20, the Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools (MANS), along with three high schools and a number of individual families, filed a lawsuit in response to the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order that, in part, extended the restriction of in-person learning at the high school level. 

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On 12/8/20, the plaintiffs submitted a motion for injunctive relief to the recent order.  Neither the Diocese of Saginaw nor any of our schools are plaintiffs in this case. However, each Catholic school in our diocese is a member of MANS and could be impacted by decisions which are made.

The Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Saginaw sent this letter to local Catholic Schools families related to this lawsuit. 

Executive Director Brian Broderick stated MANS involvement in the court action is “to allow MANS and member schools to continue with their COVID-19 preparedness and safety plans – which have been effective - to safely educate and form their students consistent with their constitutional religious liberties.”

Read the press release from Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools