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Judge rules in favor of Florida Education Association, school districts can make reopening decisions

Posted at 2:28 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 22:29:56-04

A judge has ruled in favor of the Florida Education Association and says local school districts can make reopening decisions based upon safety considerations, not mandates from the governor.

A judge in Leon County had previously granted the association's motion for a temporary order against Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran's executive order on reopening brick-and-mortar schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Judge rules Florida's order forcing brick-and-mortar schools to reopen unconstitutional

The Florida Education Association announced the lawsuit in July against the state's emergency order that forces districts to physically reopen public schools five days a week in August, despite concerns from parents and educators regarding the spread of COVID-19.

On Thursday a judge said that potential irreparable injury would be suffered by hundreds of thousands of school kids, teachers, and the community at large if the temporary injunction order had stayed.

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