Major Florida school district reverses mask mandate after DeSantis threatens to withhold funds
By Hannah Nightingale | The Post Millennial
Broward County Public Schools, the second-largest school district, is reversing the mask mandate that it announced last week after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis threatened to withhold state funds from the district.
Broward County Public Schools, the second-largest school district in Florida, is reversing its mask mandate that it announced last week after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis threatened withholding state funds from the district.
In compliance with an executive order signed by DeSantis on Friday, Broward County Public Schools on Tuesday removed its mask mandate from its 2021/2022 school year protocols.
According to the executive order, “if the State Board of Education determines that a district school board is unwilling or unable to comply with the law, the State Board shall have the authority to, among other things, withhold the transfer of state funds, discretionary grant funds, discretionary lottery funds… and declare the school district ineligible for competitive grants.”