Students return to school at Seminole Heights Elementary School in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 31, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Getty Images) PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—Broward County School Board members on Tuesday voted to keep the county’s school mask mandate in place to not allow parents to opt out of the requirement.
A lone board member, Lori Alhadeff, voted no because the mandate did not give parents a way to opt out if they believe that’s best for their children.
Alhadeff had initially indicated she was willing to support keeping a mask policy as long as parents had a way to opt out. But the board voted to keep the mandate and only allow medical opt-outs.
The board held a nearly four-hour meeting on the mask mandate on Aug. 10. The discussion was sometimes heated and explored a number of “what if” scenarios, most having to do with the consequences from the governor’s office if the […]
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