TALLAHASSEE, Fla, — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried plans to release COVID-19 data for colleges that she says has been hidden by Governor Ron DeSantis.
Fried introduced a digital press convention to be held early Thursday morning the place she plans to talk about COVID-19 data for Florida school districts.
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According to Fried’s workplace, the press convention was scheduled particularly to precede a state Board of Education meeting Thursday afternoon the place board members will take into account punishments for 11 school districts- together with Orange and Brevard Counties- the place masks necessities have been enacted.
A Florida Department of Health emergency rule requires colleges to provide an possibility for folks to choose their kids out of the mandates.
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At their meeting Thursday, Florida Board of Education members will take into account sanctions for colleges the place masks necessities with no opt-out have been handed that embody the withholding of state funds equal to a proportion of the board members’ salaries and any federal grant funds awarded to the district.
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