Florida Warned Not to Withhold Funds From School Boards as Punishment for Mask Mandates
October 27, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education is warning Florida officials not to retain funds from school districts with mask mandates.
State officials have been forging ahead for months with a threat to withhold the salaries of school board members in districts that voted in favor of requiring face covering for students and staff, arguing it goes against Governor Ron DeSantis's executive order banning such mandates.
Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced in late August that school board members in Alachua and Broward counties shouldn't expect to get paychecks.