Florida Education Commissioner Seeks Additional Penalty for School Districts Imposing Mask MandatesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is recommending that the state’s board of education impose stricter financial sanctions on school districts that are acting in violation of state rules about mask requirements. According to memos posted Tuesday, Corcoran has found at least 10 school districts to be non-compliant with Florida’s mask policies, which give parents the final say on whether their children wear masks at school. Among them are the largest three districts in the state, serving a total of 840,000 students in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hillsborough counties. Having disagreements with the state’s mask policies “does not provide a school district with a basis to violate” them by imposing stricter mask rules, Corcoran wrote, adding that school districts that do not allow students to opt-out of mask mandates through parental requests will be facing new punishments. So far, the state has withheld school board members’ salaries in Alachua and Broward counties. …Read More

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