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.
Have you heard?? @FloridaEA is announcing our lawsuit against @GovRonDeSantis, @EducationFL, @richardcorcoran et al at 1pm this afternoon.— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) July 20, 2020
You can tune in live on Facebook https://t.co/75DmMgxlYA and follow this thread for live updates if you can’t watch live. pic.twitter.com/bQFsvgxyhw
“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“The emergency order needs to be rescinded.”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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