Brevard Public Schools sent out an email today to clear up some of the confusion of what seems like a tug of war between the state and the local school boards around mask mandates at school. Last month, BPS passed a mask mandate with only medical exceptions for its schools. Governor Desantis is in a legal battle with his position of banning these types of mandates. A judge in south Florida ruled Desantis’ policy unconstitutional. Sin Desantis appealed the ruling, his policy making mask mandates illegal is still in effect.
However, as many as 13 Florida school boards have put the mandates in place anyway, despite threats of punishment from the state. Because of the back and forth in the media headlines, it has become confusing to parents to what actually is the current policy. BPS sent out an email to clear it up.
A message from BREVARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dear BPS Parents,