Commissioner Richard Corcoran Announces the Withholding of Funds in Alachua and Broward Counties for their Continued Violation of State Law

Press release from Florida Department of Education

Today, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that the Florida Department of Education has withheld the monthly school board member salaries in Alachua and Broward County, as directed by the State Board of Education. Each district has implemented a mandatory face mask policy that violates parental rights by not allowing a parent or legal guardian to opt-out their child, as required by Florida Department of Health Emergency Rule 64DER21-12. The withholding of funds will continue monthly until each school board complies with state law and rule.

“We’re going to fight to protect parent’s rights to make health care decisions for their children. They know what is best for their children. What’s unacceptable is the politicians who have raised their right hands and pledged, under oath, to uphold the Constitution but are not doing so. Simply said, elected officials cannot pick and choose what laws they want to follow,” said Commissioner of Education Corcoran.

On August 20, 2021, the State Board of Education issued the Alachua and Broward County school districts with an Order demanding that they comply with state statute and rule; however, both districts refuse to comply. Each county is also prohibited from reducing any expenditures other than those related to compensation for school board members, and the order clearly states each district may not permit the reduction of funds to impact student services or teacher pay.

The Commissioner of Education and State Board of Education retain the right and duty to impose additional sanctions and take additional enforcement action to bring each school district into compliance with state law and rule.

  • And this is another over reach! Let’s withhold their salaries which they would say we can not do as tax payers! It’s okay watch what happens now!

    • Yeah. I don’t want a clot shot and that’s over reach! Let’s throw them in jail! Drop the atomic bomb on them. All
      Politicians need to reaffirm their loyalty oath to the state
      & US constitutions. Every classroom needs to have the
      American flag and everyone needs to to the pledge of
      Allegiance and the national anthem at the beginning of
      School…that’s how it was when I was a kid and It was a
      Great experience and we turned out great. God bless
      America…land of the free and home, of the…brave.

      • I saw an article the other day where a California teacher had removed the American flag and made the kids pledge to the rainbow flag. No Joke. The
        Teacher hid the American flag and deceived her students…she did a tiktok video thing…what a nut job
        And people like this are allowed to teach children?
        She wore rainbow suspenders in her video and the
        Classroom was adorned with various rainbow flags
        All with their different meanings… “we don’t need no
        Though control, no dark sarcasm in the classroom…
        Hey!, teachers!!, leave them kids alone!!!”…

      • The teacher removed the US flag because it made her uncomfortable…the kids should be able to remove their masks if it makes them uncomfortable…

        • Kristen Pitzen is the California teacher’s name…
          She said, “I pledge allegiance to the queers”….
          The situation is being investigated…she posted
          Her video on the Libs of tiktok and this story has
          Over 1 million views now…

  • Superintendent is overpaid for the experience she brought to the district and board members, well, most know if they got paid for their contributions they wouldn’t get much anyway.

    Keep on believing…

    • realtruth2020 – Again we find common ground – I agree the Superintendent is overpaid and under-qualified.

  • so what about DeSantis appointed SBAC board member M Russell? (a reliable Republican) does her pay get withheld along with the other 4? She din’t even vote on the mask mandate! Her only vote was about approving legal fees where she voted against but motion carried 4:1

  • thanks for the clarification! Last report (in other media) Mrs Russell herself wasn’t sure!
    Maybe she should collect all 5? 😂

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