Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on masks: ‘We’ve had 10 parents file complaints out of 300,000 students’
Miami, Florida – In the age of COVID and mask-wearing, Blanche Ely High school unveiled a brand new open-air cafeteria Thursday, complete with tables and large ceiling fans.
“Just being able to enjoy the outdoors, I’m excited,” said student Reagan Hall.
According to the state, they are violating the law. The district says they are in compliance.
The Department of Education sent another letter to Broward on Wednesday night demanding they send daily counts of students who refuse to wear masks.
The district is also ordered to provide the names of the students and their parent’s names and addresses.
“We’ve already put it in our system to capture the information,” said Broward interim superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright.
School board members are waiting to hear if they will lose their pay for not following
the order to make masks optional.
“We are doing the job we were elected to do and if that means going without pay then so be it. We won’t back down,” said board member Nora Rupert.
On Friday a decision is expected in the lawsuit filed by parents who favor masks.
According to Miami-Dade, they haven’t had any communication from the Florida Department of Education over their mask mandate. School in Miami-Dade started Monday.