The first district court of appeals reinstated Florida’s ban on mask mandates in Florida schools signed by Governor Ron DeSantis.
The ruling means that Florida can go after schools financially that decide to impose mask mandates violating State law.
DeSantis spokesperson said in a statement –
BREAKING: 1st District Court of Appeals just granted the State of Florida's request to reinstate the stay — meaning, the rule requiring ALL Florida school districts to protect parents' rights to make choices about masking kids is BACK in effect!
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) September 10, 2021
When Leon County, Florida, a judge blocked the ban mandates earlier this week, DeSantis filed an emergency appeal which now he has won.
Opponents to the mask mandate ban state that the measure puts kids at risk and could potentially lead to more COVID 19 cases, but DeSantis argued that the decision should come down to the parents and that schools should not be allowed require students to mask.
One of the lawyers opposing Ron DeSantis’ ban said on Twitter.
We are disappointed by the ruling of the 1st DCA that reinstates the stay and will be seeking pass through jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Florida since this matter involves statewide issues. With a stay in place, students, parents and teachers are back in harm’s way.
— Charles R. Gallagher (@GallagherLaw) September 10, 2021
The US Department of Education said in a statement that they would provide funding to any school that gets cutoff by the new Florida measure trying once again to go against court rulings that don’t aline with dictator Biden’s agenda.