Florida Department of Education releases paychecks it withheld from school board members that implemented mask mandates

In October, the board of education voted to penalize the eight school districts for imposing mask mandates that did not allow parents to choose to opt out their children.
By: | December 15, 2021

The Florida Department of Education has reversed policy and paid the paychecks for school board members in eight districts across the state, after it withheld them for months when the districts enacted mask mandates.

Education department financial documents provided to CNN by the Orange County School Board show that the Department transferred $877,851 to the eight districts on November 29.

The eight school districts are: Alachua County, Brevard County, Broward County, Miami-Dade, Duval County, Leon County, Orange County and Palm Beach County.

In October, the Florida Board of Education voted to penalize the eight school districts for imposing mask mandates that did not allow parents to choose to opt out their children.

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