Judge set to decide on Florida school mask rule

The challenge was filed by school boards in Alachua, Broward, Duval, Miami-Dade, Orange and Leon counties, which are among eight boards facing state financial penalties after adopting policies that required students to wear masks to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

DeSantis takes on feds in mask mandate showdown

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called out the U.S. Department of Justice and their investigation into the intimidation of school board members. The governor was clear that he wants the feds to stay out of Florida.

Flagler Sheriff: School threats on the rise

Flagler County is seeing an uptick in school threats over the last two months. Now, the sheriff is urging parents to talk with their children. The most recent arrest involves a student at Buddy Taylor Middle School.

Judge refuses to toss mask-rule challenge

An administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Florida Department of Health to dismiss a challenge by six school boards to a rule that seeks to prevent student mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida seeks to cement rule on school masks, quarantining

The Florida Department of Health on Friday proposed a long-term rule to try to prevent school mask mandates and give parents more authority to decide whether children who have been exposed to COVID-19 should be able to attend school.