Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-10 15:33:56 –
NS. Petersburg, Florida — A recurring ban imposed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to prevent mandatory masks for students in Florida schools has been enforced again.
The First District Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that a Tallahassee judge should not lift the automatic stay two days ago to suspend the enforcement of the Maskmandate ban. As a result, the state can resume efforts to fine 13 Florida boards of education that are currently opposed to the mask ban.
The US Department of Education has launched a grant program for school districts that have lost money to implement mandatory masks and other coronavirus safety measures.
DeSantis argues that the new Parental Bill of Rights law empowers parents to decide whether their children will wear masks at school. School districts that require mask rules allow you to opt out only for medical reasons, not at the discretion of your parents.
“Students, parents and teachers are doing harm,” said Charles Gallagher, a parent lawyer who challenges the ban on DeSantis, in a tweet.
President Biden called on the governor on Friday to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“I’m very disappointed that some Republican governors were very careless about the health of these children,” Biden said while visiting a school in Washington, DC.
Biden has promised to compensate school staff whose wages have been withheld for implementing the COVID-19 mitigation restrictions.