MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward School Board has fired a high school science teacher over his refusal to wear a mask at a time when it was mandatory.
The school board voted unanimously to fire Piper High teacher John Alvarez.READ MORE: Deadly Crash Shuts Down Deerfield Beach Streets; BSO Cruiser Towed From Scene
While masks are optional now, in the early part of the school year the district had a mandatory mask policy.READ MORE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Who Grew Up In Miami, Could Be Next US Supreme Court Justice
The district says Alvarez refused repeatedly to wear a mask and attempts to get him to comply were unsuccessful.MORE NEWS: Miami Twin Brothers Will Set Sail For Harvard In The Fall
An administrative law judge will hear the matter next to decide Alvarez’s fate.