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Florida School Board Salaries On Hold Because of Mask Mandates

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The Florida Department of Education is withholding school board members’ salaries in Alachua and Broward counties for defying Governor Ron DeSantis‘ ban on mask mandates. The Director of Communications for Florida’s Department of Education, Jared Ochs, wrote an email to NBC News confirming that the School Board members will have …

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Judge Rules DeSantis’ Mask Mandate Ban Unlawful

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On Friday, a judge ruled that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ ban on school mask mandates was unlawful, and school districts in the state can require students to wear masks. Judge John Cooper’s decision came after a five-day hearing, and as at least 10 Florida school boards voted to defy DeSantis …

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Florida Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record On Saturday

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Saturday, the state of Florida reported more new COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control than any previous day in the coronavirus pandemic: 21,683. That’s a 12.1% jump over the previous record, Jan. 7’s 19,334 cases during the worst month of the pandemic. Daily case counts routinely surpassed 10,000 …

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Vetoes LGBTQ Program Funding

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last week slashed $900,000 in funding for programs that serve LGBTQ people in Central Florida, including a program that provides mental health services to survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. DeSantis’s vetoes — part of a long list of hometown …

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