TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The State Board of Education will meet on Thursday to focus on potential punishments for college districts with COVID-19 mask mandates that violate state guidelines.
In August, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis imposed a ban on mask mandates in schools and threatened penalties for districts who defied the order. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran suggested schools to change their mask insurance policies to make face coverings voluntary.
The board is contemplating disciplinary motion in opposition to 11 college districts that violated the state guidelines, together with Hillsborough and Sarasota County college districts.
The Hillsborough County School District on Tuesday voted to chill out its mask coverage, giving dad and mom the selection to opt-out of the mask coverage. The new coverage will go into impact Thursday forward of the state board’s assembly. The college district’s finances is greater than $60 million within the crimson.
“We are financially not in the best condition to have anything more taken away,” stated Hillsborough School Board chairwoman Lynn Gray. “Speaking for myself, I felt that was the only way we could save the district financially.”
The assembly will happen in Tallahassee at 1 p.m. Thursday.