October 22, 2021

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Biden government looks for way to pay school staff threatened by DeSantis for wearing masks | NIVISION 23 Miami WLTV

Among the options the US government is considering to help Florida schools, Psaki said, is to use money from the American Rescue Plan, which has not yet been distributed statewide.

“This (money) can be used to cover required expenses during this time period. It is federal money and subject to federal discretion,” Psaki said.

Psaki praised “the courage and boldness of many leaders in Florida, including residents of Miami-Dade County, who are striving to do the right thing to protect students and keep schools safe and open.”

“If you are not concerned about following public health guidelines to protect the lives of people in your state, and give some safety to parents who send their children to school, then get out of the way,” Psaki said. “Public and local officials are doing their job to keep students safe.”

DeSantis said the decision to wear masks in schools It must be a parent Not from the school districts.

Broward Public School students must wear face masks this school year

The measure was discussed at a meeting where they voted 8 to 1 in favor of maintaining their position requiring face coverings in the upcoming school year.

interrupt agreed The use of masks by students was mandatory, but Governor Ron DeSantis She rejected that policy, threatening that areas implementing it might lose state funding.

DeSantis issued an executive order more than a week ago, prohibiting schools from implementing the mandatory mask measure for students, and leaving the decision up to the parents.

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