We’re talking about school district board members ……
Their Governor cut their salaries because they have their student’s wearing masks….
The Biden admin Education Dept. has sent the board members money directly….
Politics vs Health in Florida…..
The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday repaid several Florida school board members who saw their salary slashed by the DeSantis administration for requiring students to wear masks this fall.
In total, the Biden administration sent school officials in Alachua County $147,719 to make up for fines from the Florida Department of Education, marking the first awards granted by the feds in the fight against Republican-led states and their Covid-19 policies. Alachua is one of 11 school districts in Florida to mandate masks for students in defiance of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants parents to have the ultimate say on face coverings in schools.
“We should be thanking districts for using proven strategies that will keep schools open and safe, not punishing them,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement.
Since the summer, the Biden administration has clashed with DeSantis over the GOP governor’s resistance to Covid-related restrictions amid the surge in new infections. While the fight over masking children has been the most high profile, the DeSantis also publicly rejected the White House’s push to require large businesses to vaccinate their workers.
And most recently, DeSantis railed against Biden’s plan to redistribute monoclonal antibody treatments from Florida and other southern states to areas that also need the treatments. DeSantis has spent weeks traveling around Florida heralding the antibody therapies, essentially making the treatments the centerpiece in the state’s Covid fight….