Individual school districts must now decide if their students will mask or not.
Nearly 87 percent of cases in the middle and high schools are in students who haven’t been vaccinated.
The ruling comes as COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations rise dramatically in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is deliberating on the challenge to the health department’s school masking mandate.
BASD Superintendent Joseph Roy is concerned that growing cases throughout the community are causing the number of school cases to grow.