Hearing Set In Disabled Students Mask Case Involving Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A national justice volition perceive arguments adjacent week successful a suit alleging that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ effort to artifact schoolhouse disguise mandates has violated laws designed to support the rights of students with disabilities.

U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore, who is based successful Miami, issued an bid Monday scheduling a Sept. 8 proceeding connected a question for a preliminary injunction against an enforcement bid issued by DeSantis.

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Parents of children with disabilities filed the suit Aug. 6, alleging that the July 30 enforcement bid violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and 2 different national disablement laws. It names arsenic defendants DeSantis, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and the schoolhouse boards successful Orange, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Broward, Pasco, Alachua and Volusia counties.

DeSantis’ bid and a related Florida Department of Health regularisation were aimed astatine preventing schoolhouse districts from requiring students to deterioration masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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But the suit contends that the enforcement bid violates the national disablement laws, successful portion due to the fact that children with disabilities are much susceptible to superior unwellness oregon decease from COVID-19.

In a abstracted case, Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper connected Friday barred the Florida Department of Education, Corcoran and the State Board of Education from enforcing DeSantis’ order. But the DeSantis medication instantly vowed to entreaty Cooper’s ruling, which came successful a situation filed by a radical of parents. The national lawsuit is much narrowly focused connected students with disabilities.

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