US Education Department To Take "Enforcement Action" If Florida Goes Forward With Defunding Broward And Alachua School Districts.The U.S. Department of Education is taking seriously the threat of withholding money from the Broward and Alachua counties' school districts over their mask policies.
Florida Judge Set to Decide On School Mask RuleAn administrative law judge will have up to two weeks to issue a decision after a hearing ended Friday in a challenge by six school boards to a state Department of Health rule designed to prevent student mask requirements.
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 Appeals Court Refuses To Fast-Track Student Mask Mandate Case To State Supreme CourtAn appeals court Friday refused to fast-track to the Florida Supreme Court a challenge to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to prevent schools from requiring students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Revised COVID-19 School Rule Short Circuits Legal Challenge By Five School DistrictsThe new emergency rule says that opting out of mask requirements is “at the parent or legal guardian’s sole discretion.”
DeSantis Admin. Goes To Appeals Court In School Mask Mandate FightGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has asked an appeals court to block challenges filed by five school boards against a Department of Health rule aimed at preventing students from being forced to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Judge Shields Surgeon General Scott Rivkees From Deposition In Mask FightAttorneys for the Florida Department of Health, school boards, and parties such as the NAACP battled Thursday about whether Surgeon General Scott Rivkees should give a deposition in a legal fight over the state’s efforts to prevent school mask mandates.
Miami Federal Judge Refuses To Block Gov. DeSantis Ban On School Mask MandatesA Miami federal judge has denied a request by parents of disabled children to block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to prevent school districts from requiring students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Science, Not Politics, Guide Mask Mandate Rules In South Florida SchoolsSouth Florida schools are not backing down on their mask mandates, despite a court ruling on Friday that allows the state’s “mask mandate ban” to stand while the case is appealed.