On Tuesday, the agency that leads the public education in Florida described that it had suspended support from 2 local school districts that mandate wearing a face mask in their classrooms in disobedience of the restriction from the governor not to mandate face masks.
Richard Corcoran, Florida Department of Education Commissioner, explained that he withdrew a fund equal to monthly school board member pays in Broward and Alachua counties at the plea of the State Board of Education, which supervises the state education department.
Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor, has restricted face mask orders, in spite of a ruling Friday by a Florida state justice that the mask mandate was unlawful and couldn’t be imposed.
John Cooper, Leon County Circuit Justice, said that his reigning wouldn’t activate until it’s concluded in writing, which is likely to wind up in the coming Monday. Moreover, the office of the governor said that the state would request the ruling.
Federal funding would be assigned to cover such costs
A Republican who is likely to run for American supremacy in 2024, Gov. DeSantis had cautioned for weeks that he would monetarily punish local school boards. Furthermore, Joe Biden, a Democratic President of the U.S., described that he would assign federal support to cover any such expenses.
Richard Corcoran described that support would continue to be suspended until the districts obey the governor’s order.
In a statement, Vickie Cartwright, Broward County Interim Superintendent, explained that its school board thinks it’s obeying the constitution and would continue to require face masks, acknowledging the data show they assist the minimize the spread of Coronavirus in their schools.
The school districts in Alachua and Broward counties were counted the first ten districts to demand students to put on face masks unless students had a medical exception.
Gradually above half of around three million public school students in the U.S. state of Florida live in those 2 districts.