Only 2 Florida School Districts Fined For Violating State Mask Rules So Far


School child wearing face mask. Virus outbreak.

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While ten school districts in Florida continue to mandate mask-wearing among students without allowing parents to opt them out, only two are being fined.

Palm Beach County has received its second warning notice from the Department of Education and school board member Erica Whitfield says she's expecting the punishment to come down.

"I do think that they are going to bring sanctions onto us."

Still, she says the mandate is necessary to protect students.

"(I'm) very glad that we have one. I think it's helped control the spread within the community."

It goes against a state Board of Education rule, with the governor threatening that districts violating it will lose funding. But only Broward and Alachua Counties have had it happen.

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