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Florida may strip Broward schools of $421,000 federal grant over mask policy

Richard Corcoran
News Service of Florida

A week after the Biden administration awarded Broward Schools $421,000 for defying a state ban on mask mandates, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran has threatened to take that money away.

The school district received a letter today from Corcoran promising to increase the penalties to the district over mask mandates.

The state has already withheld $70,000, the equivalent of two months’ salaries of School Board members. But the Biden administration agreed to offset any cuts, last week giving the district a grant for $421,000, the equivalent of a year’s worth of School Board salaries.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.