Major Florida School District Drops Face Mask Mandate After Defunding Threat By DeSantis: We Will Comply

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A South Florida school district that voted last week to require facial coverings when in-person learning resumes this month now says it will comply with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order preventing mask mandates in schools, rather than enforce the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Broward County Public Schools intends to comply with the Governor’s latest Executive Order,’’ says the district statement, released Monday afternoon. The Republican governor has signed an order empowering the state’s Board of Education to withhold funding from districts that enforce a mask mandate.

Read the full article. Broward County Public Schools is the nation’s sixth-largest school district with over 270,000 students. Four of the nation’s ten-largest school districts are in Florida.