“The State Board of Education could move to withhold the salary of the district superintendent or school board members…to address the decision-makers who led to the violation of law.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) called for the Florida Board of Education to withhold the salaries of school board members who try to impose mask mandates.
In a statement released Monday, the Office of Gov. DeSantis warned school districts that superintendents and school board members who defy his ban on mask mandates could have their salaries frozen.
“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,” DeSantis’ office stated to CBS4.
“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.”
“Education funding is intended to benefit students first and foremost, not systems. The Governor’s priorities are protecting parents’ rights and ensuring that every student has access to a high-quality education that meets their unique needs.”
“The federal government has no right to tell parents that in order for their kids to attend school in person, they must be forced to wear a mask all day, every day,” DeSantis said.
“Many Florida schoolchildren have suffered under forced masking policies, and it is prudent to protect the ability of parents to make decisions regarding the wearing of masks by their children.”
If only more Republican leaders fought back like this against the authoritarian left.