Florida Districts Reverse Mask Rules After DeSantis’ Order to Cut Funding

School districts in Florida have altered their mask mandates for students after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) issued an executive order that the state will deny funding to any districts enforcing such rules. The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) said in a statement on Monday it will reverse the mask requirement and “intends to comply” with the governor’s latest order, but they will keep encouraging everyone in schools to wear masks and get vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. At this time, children aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The school board, following a vote last week, mandated facial coverings when in-person learning resumes this month. DeSantis said he wants parents to decide whether their children should wear a mask to school. “The District will advocate for all eligible students and staff to receive vaccines and strongly encourage masks to be …Read More

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