Ari Odzer on Twitter: “The fight is on: @browardschools school
The fight is on: @browardschools school board votes 8-1 to mandate masks for all students/staff, despite threat from governor to cut funding and withhold salaries from board members if they defy his order. Coverage at 4/5/6/7 on @nbc6..
‘Bring It!’: Broward School Board Mandates Masks, Plans Legal Challenge Targeting DeSantis Ban
Yvonne Moniz, a special needs teacher at Challenger Elementary, right, along with Oakland Park Elementary third grade teacher Donna Sacco, second from right, and Oriole Elementary fourth grade teacher Yolanda Smith, center, tries to persuade anti-mask protester Heather Tanner that all students need to wear masks to protect the most vulnerable. This during a protest outside of a Broward County School Board meeting held in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, to discuss a mask mandate when school starts next week.
DeSantis Bans School Mask Mandates, Now the Backlash Has Begun
The question of whether Florida public school students will be required to wear masks seems to have been settled by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Last week, he signed an executive order prohibiting school districts from mandating masks, a move cheered by many parents.Now the backlash has begun, from educators, doctors, and other parents, especially those whose kids have conditions that make them more susceptible to the coronavirus.
Florida investigating school districts that defied ban on mask mandates
Florida’s education commissioner told the leaders of three school districts this week that he’s investigating them for “non-compliance” after they defied state rules by refusing to let parents opt out of mask requirements for their children.
Will School Districts Defy the Governor? One Already Has, and Broward Might Follow
The Broward County School Board has company.
The board might feel empowered to defy Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on mask mandates after the Alachua County School Board did so Tuesday night. Miami-Dade County Public Schools says it will decide the issue based on science and evidence. So Broward’s school board will have an emergency meeting next Tuesday to decide whether or not to pick a fight with DeSantis and risk losing state funding in the process.