Broward Schools votes to keep masks

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — The Board of Broward County Public Schools voted 8-1 to support their disguise mandate and existent quarantine protocols connected Tuesday.

Superintendent Vickie Cartwright says the positivity complaint successful the territory has been declining but it’s inactive considered reasonably high.

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“We are continuing to show not lone those who are COVID affirmative but those being required to quarantine crossed our students and our unit members,” says Cartwright.

In a memorandum from Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to the State Board of Education members Monday, helium finds probable origin that Broward schools acted contrary to the instrumentality by requiring students to deterioration a disguise oregon look covering unless definite exceptions apply.

He requests that the authorities considers withholding authorities funds successful an magnitude adjacent to one-twelfth of each schoolhouse committee members’ salaries, arsenic good arsenic withholding authorities funds successful an magnitude adjacent to immoderate national assistance funds for noncompliance with the exigency rule.

“He’s distracted successful school, he’s struggling to respire he’s not getting the acquisition helium should beryllium getting,” says Deidre Ruth.

Ruth joined a fig of Broward schoolhouse parents extracurricular the territory office to protestation the enforced disguise mandate.

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Broward joins 10 different schoolhouse districts including the 5 largest similar Miami-Dade and Palm Beach that person challenged the authorities rule.

The Florida Department of Health precocious issued a revised regularisation that gives parents much authorization to determine whether children spell to schoolhouse aft being exposed to those with COVID-19.

The regularisation besides continues to necessitate that parents are capable to opt students retired of schoolhouse disguise requirements.

New authorities Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo signed the exigency rule.

Last week, the Biden Administration awarded a assistance of 4 100 20 1000 dollars to Broward County schools.

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It’s portion of wealth meant to reimburse schoolhouse districts that were penalized for implementing things similar requiring masks.

Austin Carter

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