Florida Board Of Education Votes To Punish Broward School District Over Mask Mandate

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The State Board of Education has voted to punish Broward County Public Schools for mandating masks erstwhile classes start.

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said he’s recovered probable cause, arsenic helium enactment it, that the Broward School Board violated authorities law.

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What the penalties volition beryllium remains to beryllium seen arsenic they were not discussed astatine Tuesday exigency meeting.

The ballot comes a time earlier Broward students caput backmost to the schoolroom and the Miami-Dade School Board’s ain determination connected masks.

“I’m obligated marque definite that each of our children and our employees are safe. And I’m besides obligated arsenic a idiosyncratic that has been a teacher, a principal, a superintendent, a lifelong pedagogue for implicit 30 years, to look astatine empirical information comparative to what the technological determinations that we person to consider,” said Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon.

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Gallon authored an point to beryllium voted connected Wednesday, revisiting disguise wearing by students and unit successful airy of the highly contagious delta variant and the governor’s beardown absorption to facial coverings.

The vice chair’s point supporting disguise wearing appears to beryllium backed by 7 different members, leaving lone holdout successful Lubby Navarro.

Navarro tweeted connected August 11, “I bash not enactment masking our children! I basal steadfast connected giving the prime to our parents! The strongest dependable successful our nationalist acquisition strategy are our parents!”

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Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says helium afloat supports a proposal for kids and module to deterioration masks.

CBSMiami.com Team

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