This is public schools in Florida. No big money TV contracts at stake The State of Florida is demanding that public schools re-open to get state funding. There is an exception, The Health Department can give school boards information that could allow public schools to stay closed. The Catch 22? Health Departments are banned by the Governor for giving any information to school boards. Think parents if the kids get infected are not going to sue. Give me the risk and reward on this action. DeSantis has been consistent across the board on athletics on the public school level and college level as well. Many of his earlier re-open orders were made when Florida had 6 out of 9 days that set national records for infections.
MUM — “Health directors told to keep quiet as Fla. leaders pressed to reopen classrooms,” by Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Marra: “As Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed this summer for schools to reopen, state leaders told school boards they would need Health Department approval if they wanted to keep classrooms closed. Then they instructed health directors not to give it. Following a directive from DeSantis’ administration, county health directors across Florida refused to give school boards advice about one of the most wrenching public health decisions in modern history: whether to reopen schools in a worsening pandemic, a Gannett USA TODAY NETWORK review found.”