Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said in a statement Monday that the Florida school board could withhold payments from supervisors and school board members who require face masks at schools. CBS Miami..
Important reason: Florida Rapid increase in COVID-19 cases Driven by a highly contagious delta variant. The increase in incidents has sparked intense debate about masking guidelines in schools.
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Big picture: At the end of last month, DeSantis Executive order Prohibit local school districts from requiring students to wear face masks at school.
What they are saying: A statement from the Governor’s Office said non-compliance with the executive order would have “financial consequences” according to CBS Miami.
“For example, the state school board may move to withhold salaries from the district foreman or school board members as a narrowly coordinated means of dealing with decision makers who have violated the law.” I read the statement.
“The governor’s priority is to protect the rights of parents and ensure that all students have a quality education that meets their unique needs,” he added.
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