Florida’s Largest Teachers Union Sues DeSantis Over Order to Reopen Schools

July 20, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA. Fla. – The Florida Education Association is suing Governor DeSantis, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Florida Department of Education, Florida State Board of Education and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, “to safeguard the health and welfare of public school students, educators and the community at large,” the association said in a press release.

“The lawsuit intends to stop the reckless and unsafe reopening of public school campuses as coronavirus infections surge statewide,” the release said.

In a recorded Zoom Video today, FEA President Fedrick Ingram said the lawsuit is seeking to put control and education back “where it belongs, to locally elected school board members and superintendents.”

“The emergency order needs to be rescinded.” Ingram said.

The suit comes after the Florida Department of Education issued an emergency order requiring schools to provide in-person learning starting in August 2020.

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