Florida officials vote to punish school districts for opposition to Governor Desantis’ ban on mask orders

School children carry masks and backpacks on their backs.

In the file photo on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, students wearing protective masks arrive at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Florida on the first day of school. Associated Press Photo / Chris O’Meara, File

  • The Florida Board of Education resolved on Tuesday to punish two school districts that violated state law by demanding masks.

  • Both Broward and Alachua school districts disobeyed Governor Ron DeSantis’ orders by demanding masks from the school.

  • It was not yet clear what penalties the district would face.

  • See other articles on Insider’s business page..

Florida education officials voted Tuesday to punish two school districts in the offending state Law prohibiting Governor Ron DeSantis’ mask obligations At school by requiring students without approved exemptions to wear them at school.

Members of the state board of education, appointed by the Governor, said they would impose penalties on school districts in Broward and Alachua counties. The Washington Post reported. This decision is the first punitive move made against the school district since Desantis. Threatened to withhold salary From the district that overturned the law last week.

It was not yet clear what penalties the district would face.

Broward County Board of Education last week Voted 8-1 to maintain Maskman dating at school After condemning DeSantis’ efforts to prevent the school from doing so. Carly Simon, director of Alachua County Public School, followed. Declare her intention to oppose the ban, Even if that means her district loses money.

DeSantis has expressed opposition to the school’s masking obligations as a battle for custody, despite growing resistance and polling suggesting majority support for the masking needed in public places, the Governor of the Republican Party. Refused to withdraw.

As Florida fights the astonishing surge in COVID-19 cases, a school masking showdown takes place.Outbreak at Hillsborough County Public School in Tampa is gone More than 5,500 students were forced to quarantine It’s been less than a week since the children returned to school.

Read the original article Business insider