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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:22 AM

Florida Is Now Refusing to Pay School Board Members Who Order Mask Mandates

I sincerely hope desantis is digging his own grave.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/florida-is-now-refusing-to-pay-school-board-members-who-order-mask-mandates

Florida Is Now Refusing to Pay School Board Members Who Order Mask Mandates
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Jamie Ross
News Correspondent
Published Aug. 31, 2021 5:06AM ET
Reuters/Marco Bello


Florida is refusing to pay monthly salaries to school board members in counties that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis to introduce mask mandates on their campuses. The state’s Department of Education confirmed the move Monday, saying it had “withheld the monthly school board member salaries in Alachua and Broward County” because of the mask mandates, which it said “violate parental rights by not allowing a parent or legal guardian to opt-out their child.” The statement added that the salaries will not be paid until the districts abandon their mandates. The move came despite a court ruling last week that school districts can enforce temporary mask mandates to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Broward County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Vickie Cartwright said late Monday that the county will continue its mask requirements, saying: “The health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff continue to be our main priorities.”

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Reply Florida Is Now Refusing to Pay School Board Members Who Order Mask Mandates (Original post)
babylonsister Aug 2021 OP
multigraincracker Aug 2021 #1
TreasonousBastard Aug 2021 #2
Ziggysmom Aug 2021 #6
PA Democrat Aug 2021 #16
TreasonousBastard Aug 2021 #19
dewsgirl Aug 2021 #3
Lovie777 Aug 2021 #4
OldBaldy1701E Aug 2021 #11
Dorian Gray Aug 2021 #5
wnylib Aug 2021 #12
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #13
wnylib Aug 2021 #27
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #28
wnylib Aug 2021 #30
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #31
Dorian Gray Aug 2021 #26
dlk Aug 2021 #7
area51 Aug 2021 #24
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #32
dlk Aug 2021 #38
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #41
dlk Aug 2021 #42
obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #8
Native Aug 2021 #9
obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #18
Maine Abu El Banat Aug 2021 #10
NCjack Aug 2021 #14
liberalgunwilltravel Aug 2021 #15
gab13by13 Aug 2021 #17
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #34
ChazII Aug 2021 #20
cadoman Aug 2021 #23
ChazII Aug 2021 #35
cadoman Aug 2021 #39
MissMillie Aug 2021 #21
Arazi Aug 2021 #25
uponit7771 Aug 2021 #22
totodeinhere Aug 2021 #29
Nevilledog Aug 2021 #33
Grins Aug 2021 #36
obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #40
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2021 #37

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:25 AM

1. Re-publican projection. He must fear having his salary

taken away. Could they tie his pay to the number of covid cases?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:31 AM

2. "Parental rights"? Since when can parents endanger thrir kids?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:01 AM

6. And other kids! Jeesh! Glad mine is grown now.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:06 AM

16. I guess the use of car seats and seat belts for children should be optional as well

based upon "parental rights" instead of being mandated by law.

How sick that people risk the health of children and people in their communities to advance their political goals.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:29 AM

19. I was thinking of carseats, and mittens in winter.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:50 AM

3. This makes me seriously sick to watch this,

I have lived in Florida for 43 years, my whole life. I thank God my granddaughter is good about wearing hers. I moved last year, it's heartbreaking to watch this evil man try to kill everyone and everything I've ever loved, where all my memories live.💔

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 05:48 AM

4. Now the governor of FL . . ...

is superseding the judge's ruling? He has now established himself above any rules he does not favor. This is dangerous.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:41 AM

11. He needs to be 'slapped down' hard

Major federal lawsuit and major federal charges for trying to disrupt governmental function. Plus, make sure that all those parents who will shortly be without a functioning school system know who is responsible. (Hint for all those parents out there who can't quite understand what is going on... it is DeSantis. He is risking your children's lives and future for political points from people who do not care about you or your children. REMEMBER THIS!)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 05:52 AM

5. DeSantis is an idiot

If he had any intelligence, He would have taken the court ruling and told people: "My hands are tied. I tried." He could still campaign as a "freedom fighter" or whatever and let the school districts mandate masks and make education in Florida a safer place for kids and adults.

Instead, he's tripling down, and he's going to look terrible for it.

More kids will get sick, and he'll be the reason why.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:43 AM

12. So what is the next legal step when a governor

defies a court decision?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:54 AM

13. I wonder what the judge will do? They don't like it when people ignore them.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:53 AM

27. Time to set up fund raisers for those school districts?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #27)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:08 AM

28. I think Biden said he would use federal funds to pay the school employees.

In the event the state would not pay them.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #28)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:13 AM

30. Yes, he did, but I think those funds

were supposed to come from a bill that has yet to be passed.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #30)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:17 AM

31. I thought it was coming from already existing Covid funds.

But I could be wrong about that.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:38 AM

26. No idea....

but I'm sure the school boards will take it and hopefully he'll lose.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:19 AM

7. Given our country's poor history of holding connected, white men accountable

The lawlessness will only increase. Desantis has no fear of facing any consequences for his destructive actions. He will only get worse.

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Response to dlk (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:51 AM

24. +1 n/t

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Response to dlk (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:18 AM

32. They know their crimes will go unpunished.

The American people just don't want to go after rich, white, powerful males.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:15 PM

38. To the detriment of us all

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Response to dlk (Reply #38)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:59 PM

41. We are becoming more and more like the countries we thought we had to change.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #41)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 09:21 PM

42. Unfortunately, I think you're right

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:28 AM

8. He literally has no way to do this

Either legally or practically.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:31 AM

9. I thought they walked this back when they initially threatened to do it because

school board salaries are paid by the counties and not the state, and they then said something about how the county should withhold their salaries. What am I missing?

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Response to Native (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:10 AM

18. Nothing, it is just theater

He can do nothing.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:38 AM

10. Ignoring a court order.

These assholes have lost their fucking mind. Infanticide is what it is.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:55 AM

14. Nationalize the FL Administration.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:59 AM

15. Contempt

Hold everyone involved in the decision to hold back pay in contempt. Lock their aspics up indefinitely. The rule of law either means something or it means nothing. TFG guy has yet to be held to account, thus his mini-me’s are just following his playbook. Make them (and him) pay dearly.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:06 AM

17. It's more than just Florida,

Magats are going to school board meetings across the country and threatening school board members with harm if they vote to mandate masks, and they get away with it. I'm assuming that law enforcement is probably Magat also.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:50 PM

34. That's Why It Needs An EO

Here in Illinois, Pritzker has signed 2 EOs. Now, nothing in the realm is up to the school board.
State mandate, and if nutty parents complain, the district can just say "We have to follow the law. It's not up to us."
And, no change for Pritzker because that type didn't vote for him anyway, and they wouldn't in the future.
They hate him now. They hated him anyway.
So, he is unaffected and the school board is off the hook.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:40 AM

20. My school district does not pay school board members. n/t

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Response to ChazII (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:46 AM

23. I was surprised to hear they were salaried, is that common? n/t

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Response to cadoman (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 02:24 PM

35. From what I have researched

Florida is one of a few states that pay the school board members.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:48 PM

39. thanks for sharing that, it looks like a few other states do it: NY, NV, IL

https://ballotpedia.org/School_board_salaries_in_America%27s_largest_school_districts

"According to the National School Boards Association, school board members are typically volunteers who receive no annual compensation.

75 percent of small-district school board members receive no salary
Less than 40 percent of large-district school board members work more than 40 hours per month on board-related duties in return for a salary[1]"

I'm curious how much of a "stick" this is to those boards. Given that a lot of people do it for free it seems like we'd be able to find some pro-science people who could step in if money is a factor.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:38 AM

21. I thought the courts ruled on this a couple of days ago

That the ban on mask mandates could not be upheld

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 09:16 AM

25. They did. This is open defiance. I'm very curious about their internal polling on this

#DeathSantis is very very confident with this maneuver and the outright barbarity of his policies.

He knows this is killing people.

He's not stupid, just maniacally ambitious. Where are the polling numbers coming from that's telling him (and Abbot, Noem etc) that this is a winning strategy?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:41 AM

22. How much is death sentence making off post hospitalization cures?!?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:11 AM

29. Funny but where I live in Nevada school board members are unpaid volunteers.

So it would not be possible to refuse to pay them since they don't get paid in the first place.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:43 AM

33. Video



Tweet text:
The Recount
@therecount
The Florida Department of Education has started withholding salaries of school board members in violation of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) ban on mask mandates, despite a judge ruling the ban unconstitutional.


5:40 AM · Aug 31, 2021

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:16 PM

36. Anyone from Florida...? Help..

Not from Florida but it is my experience school boards do the hiring and firing of all teachers, administration, superintendents, principals, etc. And PAYS them. My experience is the state does not pay anyone because the locally elected school board pays them with taxes locally collected. (Sweetened with some state $$$ - sure.)

What does Florida do? What am I missing?

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Response to Grins (Reply #36)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:14 PM

40. He has zero way to do this

It is illegal and impossible. The officials are paid by the county, not the state.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 05:59 PM

37. Those kids have already been born therefore the GOP doesn't care if they die.

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