PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Sunday marks the end of a 48-hour deadline for two Florida school districts, Broward and Alachua counties, that defied the state law against mandatory masks at schools.
Miami-Dade County is expected to be given a similar deadline.
The state education commissioner said if the districts don’t reverse their policy, board members who voted for them will have their paychecks suspended starting next week.
In both Miami-Dade and Broward, only one school board member voted against a mask mandate.
Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair Steve Gallon wrote the mask protocols that began with a rule-abiding parent opt-out, which was taken off the table before the vote.
He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney, and their discussion can be seen at the top of this page.