Gov. Ron DeSantis Threatens Financial Penalties for School Districts That Violate State’s Ban on Mask Mandates

DeSantis also threatens to withdraw salaries

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(FOX BUSINESS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office made it clear that the state Board of Education would use financial penalties to enforce the state’s ban on mask mandates in schools.

The governor’s office warned that superintendents and school board members who required children to wear face masks in school would face fines or see their salaries withheld.

“With respect to enforcing any financial consequences for noncompliance of state law regarding these rules and ultimately the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education and health care decisions, it would be the goal of the State Board of Education to narrowly tailor any financial consequences to the offense committed,” the governor’s office said in a statement to CBS Miami on Monday.

“For example, the State Board of Education could move to withhold the salary of the district superintendent or school board members, as a narrowly tailored means to address the decision-makers who led to the violation of law.

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