Education

Marion And Alachua County School Districts Announcing Plans About Masks For 2021-22 School Year

Marion County Public Schools announced that the district will begin the 2021-22 school year by making wearing masks optional for students and staff. Thursday’s announcement noted that the district will allow full capacity athletic and arts events while consistently following health recommendations “to the extent possible.” “Face coverings can be …

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DeSantis Vows to Fight School Mask Mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Thursday on his opposition to mask mandates for public-school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he would call for a special legislative session if the federal government moves toward requiring masks in schools. “There’s been talk about potentially people advocating at the federal level, imposing …

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