The Florida State Board of Education said this week that schools imposing mask mandates in violation of state law will face funding cutbacks equal to their school board’s salaries.
Eight Florida schools have defied the state’s order giving parents the right to decide whether their children should be masked and therefore will face monetary consequences.
The board unanimously confirmed the sanctions in a Thursday meeting by the recommendation of education commissioner Richard Cocoran as a way to enforce state law.
The eight counties currently in defiance will have 48 hours to comply with the law before the financial penalties are imposed, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
While Florida is aiming to enforce their laws, the Biden administration is seeking to undermine the state by