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.
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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