Florida Judge Refuses To Toss Out Mask Rule ChallengeAn administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Florida Department of Health to dismiss a challenge by six school boards to a rule that seeks to prevent student mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pediatrics Groups Back Families in Florida Mask FightState and national pediatrics groups on Wednesday supported a request for a federal appeals court to block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that seeks to prevent school mask requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ban On Mask Mandates Could Go Into State LawAmid a series of legal battles, a Senate Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would put into state law a ban on school districts requiring students to wear masks.
Florida Department Of Education Withholds Funds In Broward, Alachua Counties For Mask MandateThe Florida Department of Education has gone through with its threat of withholding monthly school board member salaries who violate Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates, even though a judge has already ruled the ban on mandates is unconstitutional.
Miami-Dade Public Schools Has 350,000 Students, Only 58 Have Requested Medical Opt-Out Requests For MasksThe Miami-Dade County Public School District, the largest district in the state of Florida and fourth largest in the nation, has less than 60 medical opt-out requests from parents regarding a mask mandate in school.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Appeals School Mask Mandates RulingThe governor's lawyers took their case Thursday to the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Masks: 'We've Had 10 Parents File Complaints Out Of 300,000 Students'In the age of COVID and mask-wearing, students at one Broward public school are getting a much-needed breath of fresh air.
Judge To Rule On Mask Mandate Lawsuit Involving Gov. Ron DeSantisGovernor Ron DeSantis took part in a hearing in Tampa on Tuesday afternoon regarding the mask mandates being set in school districts across the state.
Fall 2021 Back To School Mask GuideA guide to what each South Florida school district is requiring or mandating when it comes to masks.
Facing South Florida: COVID Mask Mandate ControversyJim DeFede devoted the entire half hour to the escalating controversy surrounding mask mandates in our schools.
Florida Dems Plan Crowdfunding Effort To Help School Officials Who May Face Salary Freeze Due To Mask MandatesFlorida Senate Democrats plan to launch a crowdfunding effort to help cover salaries of local school officials if Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran make good on threats to withhold pay because of mask mandates in schools.
COVID-19 In Florida: Miami-Dade, Broward School Districts Haven't Finalized Decision On Mask MandatesWith the start of school just around the corner, school leaders from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are under pressure to make a final call on whether students will or will not be required to wear masks to curb the spread of coronavirus and the vicious delta variant. However, neither district is ready to make a decision and possibly defy Governor Ron DeSantis, just yet.
With Topic To Be Discussed At Special Meeting, Broward School Board Chair Says She’ll Vote Again In Favor Of Mandatory MasksThe Broward School Board says they will be bringing up the topic of masks again at a meeting next Tuesday.
Broward County Public Schools To Hold Special Meeting Tuesday Regarding Mask MandateThe Broward School District is awaiting further guidance before making a decision about masks.
COVID In Florida: State Pediatrician Group Back Mask Mandates In SchoolsA statewide group of pediatricians Thursday called for “universal” use of masks in schools as the academic year gets ready to start and as Florida deals with a surge in COVID-19 cases.