DeSantis suggests salaries of top school officials could be WITHHELD if they force mask mandates on children


Governor DeSantis is now suggesting that the salaries of top school officials could be withheld in a school district if they violate his order and attempt to force mask mandates on children:

"With respect to enforcing any financial consequences for noncompliance of state law regarding these rules and ultimately the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education and health care decisions, it would be the goal of the State Board of Education to narrowly tailor any financial consequences to the offense committed," the governor's office said in a statement to CBS Miami on Monday. 

"For example, the State Board of Education could move to withhold the salary of the district superintendent or school board members, as a narrowly tailored means to address the decision-makers who led to the violation of law. 

"Education funding is intended to benefit students first and foremost, not systems," DeSantis' office added. "The Governor’s priorities are protecting parents’ rights and ensuring that every student has access to a high-quality education that meets their unique needs."