Topline Just hours after a Florida appeals court reinstated Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask...

Biden Administration Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Florida’s Mask Mandate Ban – Forbes

Topline Just hours after a Florida appeals court reinstated Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates in local school districts Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced a civil rights investigation into the policy, which it warned could harm students with disabilities. Key Facts In a Friday letter to state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, DOE’s Office for Civil Rights said Florida’s policy — which requires school districts to let parents opt their children out of mask-wearing rules — may run afoul of federal non-discrimination laws by making it harder for schools to protect students who face an elevated risk of …

 

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